Following a seven-year break, Montreal indie rock four-piece Land of Talk returned this year with a majestic third LP called Life After Youth, released in May on Saddle Creek Records. The album finds singer and songwriter Elizabeth Powell and her bandmates in reflective mode, a bit wiser for the years than in their more emo-tinged earlier days, but no less willing to look within and self-reflect amid dreamy guitar tapestries. The band wowed earlier this year opening for The War on Drugs at the Dell, and tonight they’re at Union Transfer with American Football. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar; watch the video for “Inner Lover” below.
Also hailing from Montreal, rock four-piece Ought headlines Arden Gild Hall tonight alongside post-punk South London band shame and Grace Vondkuhn from Delaware. Following their 2014 debut More Than Any Other Day, Ought received a rare Best New Music nod from Pitchfork and praise from various other news outlets, such as Exclaim and Rolling Stone. Ought are an eclectic post-punk group, known for their adventurous performances coupled with singer Tim Darcy’s ever-changing vocal style. They have plans to release their next album Room Inside the World on February 16th. Get tickets and more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.
Electric production duo Odesza takes over Electric Factory tonight with SOFI TUKKER and Kasbo to promote their record A Moment Apart. Known for their dreamy beats, addictive drums, and intricate bass tones, Odesza stands out from the crowd of EDM groups. Following the release of their 2014 LP In Return, the duo received massive critical acclaim and almost instantaneously grew a devoted fanbase. Released earlier this year, A Moment Apart features big names like Regina Spektor and Leon Bridges. Watch the lyric video for “Just A Memory” featuring Spektor below, and get tickets and information on tonight’s show here.
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