Efterklang

In keeping with the symphonic pop trend that’s been sweeping indie music for the past five years or so, Danish outfit Efterklang’s 2007 release, Parades, is (as its name suggests) a bright, brassy, cheerful treat of a record. Now Efterklang appears to be going for a slightly more ethereal, minimalist sound on new release Magic Chairs. On Parades, the band employed a whopping ten members to create a sound that could rival that of a symphony orchestra – and yes, I’m talking about the original record, not the live recording of the band performing Parades with the Danish Symphony Orchestra - but Magic Chairs sounds like it could have been made by a different band, so sparse does it sound by comparison. Live, Efterklang delivers powerful, all-consuming sets that demand your undivided attention – and if you’re being noisy, don’t be surprised if one of the band’s rabid fans (if not a member of the band itself) unceremoniously tells you to shut the fuck up. SARA BRICKNER

Thu., March 11, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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