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Canon Blue w/Action! & Tyler James 

When: Sat., Aug. 27, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $10
In recent years, “indie rock” has in many ways been defined by artists whose tastes transcend rock ’n’ roll altogether. Consider the modern classical tendencies of Grizzly Bear and Sufjan Stevens, or the way varying notions of psychedelia are invoked regularly in album art and press photos — for better or worse. Canon Blue’s Daniel James, who lives in Nashville when he’s not collaborating across the Atlantic with the Danish musical collective Efterklang or touring with the likes of fledgling stars Foster the People, is also manipulating traditional ideas of songwriting in ways that could soon earn him the towering praise enjoyed by the aforementioned acts. His just-released album Rumspringa (Temporary Residence Limited) is an ambitious collection of heavily orchestrated chamber pop that was recorded overseas with his Danish colleagues and the Icelandic string quartet Amiina, who often assist Sigur Rós. Indeed, Rumspringa could’ve easily been overly academic, except it’s not at all: James may love Steve Reich more than you, but he’d rather share his adoration through smart, infectious songcraft than by lording it over us with bloated left-field garbage. Locals Action! & Tyler James open.
— Ryan Burleson


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