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Death Cab for Cutie w/Surfer Blood 

When: Tue., July 17, 7:30 p.m. 2012
Price: $37
It’s often interesting to hear rock veterans address the problems of maturity, and the latest batch of songs Benjamin Gibbard and Chris Walla have written for their long-running band, Death Cab for Cutie, sound reflective even at their most energized. The Seattle quartet has always struck me as a group whose sound partakes of the emotional conundrums of emo while maintaining a somewhat less icky facade than that style’s practitioners. On last year’s full-length, Codes and Keys, the group references the ambient pop of such landmarks of synthetic emotion as Brian Eno’s Before and After Science and David Bowie’s Lodger — “You Are a Tourist” mentions an “endless yearning in your heart,” while “Some Boys” trudges along in a 6/4 time signature, and appears to condemn some boys for their inability to truly love. Codes sometimes seems a bit constricted, but that may be the point.
— Edd Hurt

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