Sunday, February 27, 2011

Jeff's Weekly Pick: The Concretes @ The Casbah Saturday March 5, 2011

The Concretes, a Swedish indie pop band, formed in 1995. Still going strong, they recently released their fourth full length, WYWH, in November last year. Touring with as many as eight members, the center piece of the band is lead vocalist Lisa Milberg (original drummer). Former vocalist Victoria Bergsman left the group and formed the solo project Taken By Trees. Side projects, time away from both the studio and touring have resulted in a somewhat different result in the Concretes’ latest album. It has been marketed as a dance record which is totally foreign to anything the band had produced previously. Upon further examination, the album still resembles a Concretes work, but the indie pop does not retain the same sheen throughout. It will be interesting to witness the band when they descend upon The Casbah this Saturday. Playing songs from their entire catalogue will no doubt keep the audience’s attention during the live performance. I have always had a soft spot for Scandinavian bands, and The Concretes, seasoned pop artists, will hopefully not disappoint at the Middletown mainstay.

Millionyoung and Blackbird Blackbird set the stage.

Watch a video of All Day below.

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