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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What to Do Tonight: Morningbell

Posted By on Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:00 AM

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Florida indie-rockers Morningbell first made some buzz with 2007’s Through the Belly of the Sea, which was billed as the world’s first “Choose Your Own Adventure” album and included a lyric-book story with navigational prompts. Unfortunately, the gimmick obscured the music made by the band, which had been plugging away with a steady rotation of members since 2000. On Sincerely, Severely, Morningbell choose their own musical adventure. The band’s early efforts were standard-issue Shins-inflected indie rock, but Sincerely explores all sorts of styles and sounds — from the Latin flavors in “The Blue Whale and the Fly” to the classic-soul homage “King Mango Strut.” Somewhat surprisingly, the stylistic schizophrenia yields the band’s strongest record. Morningbell play Now That’s Class at 9 p.m. The Tides, Dan Kearsey, and Sixes and Sevens open. Tickets are $5. —Chris Drabick

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