Jan 30

Mountains / Tape

Mountains and Tape playing the Cave.

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
9:30 pm – 12:00 am / The Cave

I don’t say this lightly: Mountains and Tape at the Cave on Saturday night is going to be one of the most beautiful shows ever. Both bands make music that is simply drop-dead, stunningly beautiful. Honestly, it’s some of the most gorgeous, incredible and interesting music I’ve heard in years.

Tape: First off, these guys are from Sweden. Yes, that’s right: Stockholm, Sweden. They don’t tour in the US very often, so this is actually one of the few chances to see them. Their songs sound like perfect lullabies composed of Brian Eno’s minimalism, droney guitar and piano melodies, and just the right amount of electronic twitches. It’s highly composed and thoroughly mesmerizing. Take the time to do this, go to their myspace ( and listen to all their songs (and I recommend closing your eyes to zone out our world). It’s lovely in headphones, and I’m sure it’s going to be epic live. Plus, we have to show our Swedish brothers some love.

Mountains: This duo is one of the most exciting new bands on Thrill Jockey from Chicago. They present layer upon layer of melody, guitar, and sometimes field recordings. It’s pastoral music that keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what’s going to happen next. Mountains create such a vivid and compelling musical soundscape, that it is really less like hearing songs, and more akin to entering an entirely new auditory universe.

THE CAVE. This Saturday Jan 30. Music starts at 9:30.

For more information, including pictures and streaming audio, you can check out their myspaces.



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