April 25, 2012

Guillermo Sexo with Marconi, The Red Heroine, The Milling Gowns | Radio, Somerville | 26 April

Guillermo Sexo, April 26, Radio

Boston, you're spoiled by the amazing indie rock in your everyday environs -- particularly this week. Not only was there last night's reportedly epic (according to our sources) Young Adults/Bedroom Eyes/Chandeliers gig, but tomorrow dream pop leading lights Guillermo Sexo perform at Radio with the just-slightly-off-center indie rock combo Marconi, The Red Heroine and The Milling Gowns [Fakebook event]. The latter two acts are new names to us, but the former, oh the former. For starters, Guillermo Sexo has recently been nominated by The Boston Pheonix as the area's best live act, and singer Noell Dorsey tipped for best female vocalist. Add to that the fact that the quartet's performance tomorrow, because of a scheduling issue, will be a special acoustic set as a trio showcasing some new material alongside the old (the band plans to begin recording a fifth full-length in June). It's a singular sort of presentation for the band's music, and they'll be opening the evening, so get there early. One last thing: we understand Guillermo Sexo will have a new song out next week, a cover, on a certain compilation that people are starting to talk about. So it's an especially exciting time to see them. We reviewed Guillermo Sexo's fourth long player Secret Wild right here last July. Below is a stream of one track we're fairly certain you WON'T hear tomorrow, Secret Wild's musique concr├Ęte closer "Industry."

And a brief word about Marconi: these guys have been on a ton of bills we've seen over the last year, and we like them more every single time we see them. Placing one's finger on the precise source of the quintet's appeal is tricky, but we think a lot of it can be chalked up to singer Luke Kirkland's crooked smile as he languidly looses lyrics from amid the band's engaging indie rock constructions. The band apparently has new music in the offing that will arrive sometime this spring, and we're eager to hear it.
 

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