Filter Magazine presents
We Are Serenades / Northpilot / Dozens
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
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After playing a handful of much-buzzed-about shows at SXSW, Sweden’s WE ARE SERENADES hit the States on their first headlining US tour supporting their debut LP, Criminal Heaven, out last month via Cherrytree Records/Interscope. Combining the pop prowess of members of SHOUT OUT LOUDS and LAAKSO, ADAM OLENIUS and MARKUS KRUNEGARD continue Sweden’s pop song writing domination (ABBA, ROBYN, ACE OF BASE amiright?) on tracks called the “most swooningly beautiful we’ve heard all year,” by The Guardian and “world-brightening, swooning loveliness” by The Line of Best Fit. So get ready for some Swedish swooning and come check these handsome devils out. Theatrical and vaguely carnivalesque, Chicago six-piece NORTHPILOT have sewn together a lovely patchwork of rock, beautiful melodies and experimentation on their debut EP, The Bright Brigade. Praised for doing “what any great EP should do – leave us anxiously awaiting the LP,” in the words of the Illinois Entertainer, we’re excited to experience their sonic largess here tonight. Navigating rhythmic territories and textures reminiscent of chamber-rock outfits with a focused intensity that is unmistakably their own, DOZENS return with tracks from their December-released Forget Me 7” to open tonight’s pop-tastic party.