Luke Wyland finally settled on Portland after his grand tour had taken him to many nooks and crannies. From what little I know of the place it would seem to be a good union as it has a great lineage of inventive acts. His Au project has fathered 2 children, the latest of which ‘Verbs’ arrived last year. The album displayed many Animal Collective/Grizzly Bear comparisons with the primary reaction being that of wooziness after a session in its company. We’ve already gone gaga for ‘RR vs. D’ yet there are many other moments of clarity (given time) amongst the breezy half lit vocals and transcendent music (‘Sum’ below is taken from the self-titled debut). Makes you wonder how Wyland could recapture the scene in a live setting doesn’t it. Well, you better grab your chance to do so when he visits upstairs in Whelan’s on Wednesday, April 29th. And what better way to achieve that objective than to go for free! We’ve got a couple of double passes to give away to the two nicest emailers.
Update: Congrats to Jamie and Jim!
Au – Sum