Old Light, , Wooden Indian Burial Ground, , Au Dunes

When: Sat., April 20, 9 p.m. 2013

Tonight, Old Light release their latest cassette, titled Time. Engineered by Mike Coykendall, it's the second in the band's series of five releases on local tape label Curly Cassettes, to come out over the course of 2013. Each quickly recorded entry is to be produced by a different member of the band, and mixed directly to cassette. The first tape from January (titled No) was great, and so is Time, showcasing the band's experimental bent and fondness for dark psychedelia. A dubby, krauty version of "Kruise Kontrol" kicks things off, and along the way there's sun-drenched Summer-of-Love pop next to Devo-esque spiky robot rock and a sludgy freakout or two, plus the Led Zeppelin III-isms of "Bad Drugs" thrown in for good measure. Time is the work of a band operating with a surfeit of ideas, wandering down strange paths and trying everything on for size. To Old Light's credit, they pull off everything they attempt, making these tapes some of the most interesting—and fun—music being made in Portland right now. NED LANNAMANN

Price: $10

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