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Black Heart Procession, Neurolux, 7/1



Black Heart Procession - PHOTO BY: THOMAS CAMPBELL
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Black Heart Procession is melodic indie rock at its best. Their new CD, Spell (released May 9 of this year on Touch and Go Records) is 11 tracks of melancholy music full of surprises at every turn. Time changes, odd tempos and a rich mix of violin, piano, guitars, drums, percussion with singer Pall Jenkins' raw, pleading vocalizations, add multiple layers to every song. Taken individually, each track is unique and taken as a whole, Spell blurs genre lines almost beyond recognition. The title track of the CD is a sad, choppy song with gypsy overtones and a flute (I think) accompanied by Jenkins beseechingly begging for forgiveness. "Not Just Words" opens with a Radiohead drum beat but quickly turns to an upbeat-ish pop tune. The entire album is a back and forth, up and down experience of sound--a must-have for any music connoisseur's collection. If you've never seen the Black Heart Procession, you can watch the video for Not Just Words (starring the lovely Shannyn Sossamon) at Then, you can catch them live at Neurloux.

Saturday, July 1, 9 p.m., with Dan Sartain, $10 in advance through Ticketweb, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St.