Airport Cathedral is the long-running, atmospheric indie-roots project of freakishly talented Seattle singer/multi-instrumentalist Andy Fitts. Because hes typically involved with about 149 bands at oncehe spent much of last year as the touring bassist for Aqueduct, and was also in the lineup of fellow locals With Friends Like TheseAirport Cathedral has sat dormant for long stretches of time, but the collaborative outfit returns as a five-piece band this week at the Sunset. In the past theyve earned not-entirely-unfair comparisons to Pedro the Lion and John Vanderslice: Fitts and Dave Bazan share a similar sort of husky tenor and deliberate, weighty vocal pacing; and, like Vanderslice, Fitts has a penchant for experimenting with bits of electronics alongside his acoustic strums, organ hums, and piano plinks. It all should make for a captivating set, which will hopefully include some new material. With Carrie Biell, Kasey Anderson, and Kaylee Cole. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
Listen to a sample of Airport Cathedral's "Daggers."
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Thu., Jan. 24, 9 p.m., 2008