Like most atmospheric bands of the last decade and a half, 200 Million Years (due at the Meadowlark on Friday, March 5) definitely learned a thing or two from Radiohead's penchant for mixing ambitious pop music with a deep experimental streak. The act also probably gleaned a bit from Sigur Rós and its ability to blur the line between a sense of dreaming and the rush of wakefulness. Wherever these guys are coming from, their means of transporting the listener there is uniquely crafted, incorporating the aesthetics not only of music, but of cinema — underscored by the fantastic videos the band has posted on its site in lieu of conventional music tracks. For this show, the band is releasing a new album filled with an intensely contemplative yet immediate soundtrack for a saner pace of life.
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