w/Anthony Retka, and Alison Lewis
Sunday, February 2nd at PJ's Lager House
$5, Doors at 8 p.m.
Hopeful lyrics play across the sweeping bluegrass-inspired indie rock music in The Strumbellas' new single In This Life, from their October 22nd album, We Still Move On Dance Floors. Full of hand claps and gang-vocal harmonies, the song stays true to The Strumbellas' roots, while giving off a feeling that something new is on the horizon. For their sophomore album, the Toronto, Ontario band headed to the woods of the pacific north west, settling in at Bear Creek Studio just outside of Seattle to record with Grammy nominated producer, Ryan Hadlock (Metric, Gossip, Moondoggies, The Lumineers). It seemed a natural progression for the band, whose dark lyrics about death and solitude crop up amongst beautiful lyrical mindscapes of trees and lakes and home.