While it's all the rage of late to take a beloved record on the road, not many of the classics being revisited are barely a decade old. Such is the case with Pete Yorn's musicforthemorningafter, which will be performed in its entirety at Showbox SoDo on April 1. Yorn's 2001 debut was released while rap-rock was getting kicked around by skinny punks in the Vines, the Hives, the Strokes, and the White Stripes. And though its straightforward rock wasn't as aggressive as the these Bizkit-slayers, it was no less refreshing, and isn't nearly as placid as so much of today's smooth-indie fare.
Lead singles "Life on a Chain" and "Strange Condition" are just as drivable as they were pre-9/11. And closing cut "Simonize" is no less haunting. Yorn has yet to make a blockbuster record. But he can go to bed every night knowing he's made a classic.