Brightblack Morning Light principals Nathan Shineywater and Rachael Hughes live in teepees, smoke tons of weed, and write anodyne, hypnotizing, soulful songs with titles like "Starblanket River Child." Theirs is a fusion of the spaced-out shoegazer-gospel of Spiritualized, the mellow country-rock of Acetone, and the heavenly vocal harmonies of Mojave 3. Reviewing BBL's show at the Triple Door last year for SW's blog, Reverb, I noted that "the vibe of the set was so mellow, in fact, that the very sporadic moments of aggressiveness in the music - a solid floor-tom smack, a forceful finger on a key, a strongly picked guitar string - were like thunderclaps during a gentle summer rainshower, sudden and fleeting." I suspect tonight's gig, which celebrates the band's new, similarly styled disc Motion to Rejoin, will be more of the laid-back, stoner-rific same.
Thu., Oct. 2, 9 p.m., 2008