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Chop Suey - April 22 , 2006
by Katie Sauro
Let’s get one thing straight—this is not your average mawkishly disillusioned Brit-pop band. Sure, all the tear-jerking elements are there (heartbreaking vocals, pretty harmonization, sweeping piano compositions), but this trio of Londoners mixes it up a bit, throwing in electronica-infused dance gems, like the New Order-influenced “A Place in Displacement,” and acoustic countrified pop, like the duet “Know Yourself,” both included on South’s latest album.
Adventures in the Underground Journey to the Stars, their third full-length, and first for Young American Recordings, is a seeming tribute to early ‘80s rock (U.K.-based and otherwise), channeling the likes of the aforementioned New Order, early U2, even a bit of Mercury Rev psychedelia, an altogether pleasant combination of contemporary indie-pop and unadulterated, some might say vintage, rock influence.
South will unveil some of their newest material on their coast-to-coast U.S./Canada tour with upbeat dance-poppers Something for Rockets, a band that includes a former member of Phantom Planet—no, not that guy from Rushmore.
South lands in Seattle on April 22 at Chop Suey.
The Venue: Chop Suey
The Support: Something for Rockets
The Date: April 16
The Time: 9pm (doors)
The Price: $11 (advance)
The Catch: 21+