The Whisperlights

Although their name hints at gentle, still evenings, there's nothing particularly quiet about the Whisperlights. The Tempe, Ariz. collective are a bit more of a hyperactive, noisy breed. While retaining their native state's sunny outlook on life, the Whisperlights deliver colorful, layered walls of lush melody that are simultaneously comforting and chaotic. The eclectic collective spirit is alive and well and finds a bold, brash group unafraid of genre-hopping, dipping their toes in various musical pools along the way. Whether it's Destroyer's breezy, jittery delivery, the Sea and Cake's jangly melodicisms or Broken Social Scene's borderline destructive wall of syncopated, textured harmony, the Whisperlights manage to piece it together into a lovingly sloppy and sweet rush of spirited noises. With Fascination Movement, Concours D'Elegance, Underground Cities. GREGORY FRANKLIN

Fri., July 8, 9 p.m., 2011

 
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