Tonight in Music: Architecture in Helsinki, Grouplove, and more

Kellielizabeth Caceres-Leighton / June 6, 2011

Architecture in Helsinki, Hooray for Earth @ Neumos | 6/6 | 8pm | $15 | [Get Tickets] | 21+

Promotional Image via Architecture In Helsinki

Despite the recent shortage of members, Melbourne, Australia’s Architecture in Helsinki still holds strong. Made famous by premiering in a 2007 Sprint commercial which featured their single “Souviners” and previously touring with bands like Death Cab for Cutie, Belle & Sebastian and Yo La Tengo, the band headlines tonight’s show at Neumo’s with Hooray for Earth opening for them. Each member known having the ability to play multiple instruments from the standard drum, guitar, and bass to analog synth, samplers, saxophone and even recorders, achieve multi-layered harmonies with a heavy dose of 8-bit influence. Just last month releasing their fourth full length album “Moment Blends” the band is using this recent launch as their reason to kick off a summer tour. Previously in Vancouver, B.C. Last night and this being their final destination in the northwest, tonight’s show is a definite must see. These Australian natives are more than guaranteed to melt away even the worst “Case of the Mondays.”


promotional image via Hooray for Earth

Hooray for Earth who is also touring due to the release of a new album, is scheduled to open tonight’s show with their own brand of upbeat indie pop-rock that has similarities that reflect MGMT’S “Congratulations”. Though currently unreleased, the aforementioned full length debut album “True Loves” (which hits stores this Tuesday 06/07), has already gathered hype from famous music reviewers like Spin Magazine. Spin has listed the album as one of their current top favorite new albums and have also included the band as one of their top 5 new artists of March 2011. Seeing Hooray for Earth as they blossom into an upcoming hit band is something you’ll be sure not to want to miss!


GROUPLOVE, Walk the Moon, People Eating People @ The Tractor Tavern | 6/6 | 9pm | $10 | [Get Tickets] | 21+

Promotional Image via Grouplove

GROUPLOVE has gained buzz based simply on the way the formed—as if molded by the hands of fate. A chance meeting between the five members during an art residency in Greece and later rejoined in Los Angeles where they recorded their self-titled EP, Grouplove has come a long way from being an idea to a reality. Previously touring and opening for London’s own Florence and the Machine, the band proves their determination by and perseverance by headlining tonight’s show at the Tractor Tavern. Delivering crisp, complex vocal harmonies with guitar progressions that are so seamlessly presented, it is most definitely the perfect companion to the beautiful summer-like weather that graced us over the weekend.


Promotional image via Walk The Moon

An indie-visual unsigned quartet hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio Walk the Moon has been scheduled to open for tonight’s show at the Tractor Tavern. Preparing each show by decorating their faces with paint, this band explodes with more personality than I’ve seen in a long time. They’ve got this vintage meets modern feel with high spirits all around, they prove to be much more than just another band who believes they’re cool just cause they have a keytaur player. Their newest single “Anna Sun” which released its official video last November is catchy and makes you want to let go and just be yourself. So if you want to start your week off right, I suggest you get up and catch Walk the Moon at the Tractor Tavern tonight!


Promotional Image via Nouela Johnston

Seattle’s own solo project People Eating People is also set to hit the stage tonight. Previous lead singer of the band Mon Frere, Nouela Johnston (who attended the same high school as myself), continues to hold strong to her stage presence, soulful, jazzy vocals and crazy keyboarding talents which hold likeness to a more upbeat Regina Spektor. Come support this local artist as she promotes her new direction in music.


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