YES: Janel and Anthony by Jason Powell
April 14, 2008, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Going Out, Music

Shoegaze? Post rock? Chamber Pop? Forget trying to find a convenient buzzword that neatly sums up the sound of Janel and Anthony; It just ain’t gonna happen, and for good reason. This Vienna-based duo write and perform what they refer to on their site as “original experimental music for cello and guitar,” and while that doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, it makes sense when you hear them and realize their music can’t be broken down into its individual reference points or easily summed up in a clever blog post (sucks for me!). The lush compositions on their self-titled first CD could work equally well as the soundtrack for a dreamy art film, or a lazy winter afternoon stuck inside, but what’s especially impressive is seeing them live, where you can marvel at how so many layers of sound can come from just a guy, a girl and a few effects pedals. Luckily, you’ll have the chance to do just that tonight at the Galaxy Hut, when Janel and Anthony perform with Arlingtonians Cigarbox Planetarium at 9pm.


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