Since Culturephile’s July 2010 review of AgesAndAges (copied below), the band has been building more steam, wrapping a new album, “Restless,” to be released this evening at Mississippi Studios, and shooting an arty new music video, complete with a cameo from Heatmiser/Sunset Valley alum Tony Lash.
Friday, 8pm Can you tell anything about a band, by the people who go see them? Without naming names, some of the consummate chamber-indie connoisseurs of Portland music, go on and on about AgesAndAges. A six-piece act that includes piano and strings and in which, the band declares, “everybody sings,” invites this sort of interest—but only one with musical merit, can actually capture it. Further investigation reveals heavily layered arrangements with jubilant harmonies, and lyrics that bespeak a near-militant positivity.
Here’s a taste of the band’s all-hands-on-deck live stylings: