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Sandusky at the Larimer Lounge

A cursory listen to Sandusky's recorded output might give you the impression that the act has been doing soundtrack work for the next Gregg Araki film. In much of the band's music, you can almost hear sighing ambience, gentle dynamics and the sort of introspective aesthetic that comes from contemplating the hidden meaning of the ripples on a sea of prairie grass in early summer. Not unlike an especially blissed-out Slowdive, or perhaps Neil Halstead's more deserty Mojave 3 on a more tripped-out, slower-arc vibe, Sandusky (due at the Larimer Lounge on Thursday, December 3) plays surprisingly effective pop songs that seem to reflect a world modeled after The Persistence of Memory. Fans of Kranky label bands like Labradford and Windy & Carl will find much to like in the dreamy languor of this band's exploration of inner and outer space.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.

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