The Helio Sequence

Event has passed (Tue Jun 17, 2008 - Tue Jun 17, 2008)
Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
Music, Rock
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After 3 albums and ten years of touring and recording, The Helio Sequence have recorded their most dynamic, extraordinary work to date. "Keep Your Eyes Ahead" marries the Portland duo’s signature layered keyboards and impossibly big guitars with crisp songwriting and a newfound appreciation for minimalism. The finger picking on “Shed Your Love” is backed by exquisite strings and ambient noise, but Brandon’s serene, self-assured delivery remains front and center. While songs from the band’s early releases spanned up to 7 minutes, even the longest, lushest, catchiest track on "Keep Your Eyes Ahead" (fiery anthem “Hallelujah”) clocks in at 4 and a half minutes, evidence of just how refined their craft has become. Vocals were recorded spontaneously in bedroom closets and living rooms, which may explain the haunting urgency you hear in Brandon’s voice, especially on driving tracks like “Keep Your Eyes Ahead.” The band also took its time on the album.


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