Tonight! Crime in Stereo at Talent Farm
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Sonically diverse without abandoning the fiery spirit that earned the band its following, Is Dead features wavy, progressive arrangements that suspend the listener in dreamy guitar effects and then deliver a pit-approved boot of hardcore to the chest. The album was hailed by critics as an adventurous and important step and opened the door for further exploration.
With I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone, released February 23, an extra pop sheen covers the jagged hooks of "Not Dead" and "Drugwolf." Each energetic chorus bursts free, with floating vocal harmonies and trippy guitar-pedal effects as decoration. What the band does with this new material live could be epic.
Crime in Stereo, with the Wonder Years, Fallen From the Sky, Protagonist, and Go Rydell. 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, at the Talent Farm, 20911 Johnson St., Ste. 110-111, Pembroke Pines. Tickets cost $10. 954-438-3488; click here.