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PREVIEW
South
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.

Essential Info.
The Venue: Chop Suey
The Support: Something for Rockets
The Date: April 16
The Time: 9pm (doors)
The Price: $11 (advance)
The Catch: 21+