Mammoth Life / The Noise FM / 1,000,000 Lights Years (early all-ages patio show)
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- Convoluted I
- Our Prayer
- To Suffer For Passion
- Simple Simon
- Who We Are
- Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- The Replay Lounge, 946 Mass., Lawrence
- Cost: $3
- Age limit: 21+
Mammoth Life's first album "Kaleidoscopic Art Pop" was already completed by the time the seven-piece outfit first hit the stage a couple years ago. What began as a collaboration between Nicholas Goss and Elizabeth Mead has evolved into a friendly collective of musicians, artists, filmmakers, poets and clothing designers who share a headstrong vision to craft cheery chamber-pop music and inject a little more sunshine into this crazy, crazy life. The recently hitched Goss and Mead brought two new songs along for our podcast with them last year, which also features half a dozen cuts of their earlier musics. The Noise FM's 2008 release "Dream of the Attack" was rife with cool guitar tones to complement Alex Ward’s flighty riffs, and it jumps out of the speakers like a funny car at a Volkswagen bug rally. Standout tracks include “Circles” and “Simple Simon,” although the whole album retains its potency for nine indefatigable songs. Check out our podcast preview of the album. 1,000,000 Light Years is "space age music of the past — an analog approach to electronic music with hot beats and beautiful melodies," as heard on Lawrence's Range Life Records.