CONCRETES, THE: Boy, You Better Run Now: CD

This band is from Stockholm. If they don’t play here soon, I might have to save money to search for them in Sweden. The Concretes are made up of six steady members and two more loosely involved members. This is kind of mellow pop – kinda jumpy with some harmonicas and trumpets adding sparks. Victoria’s vocals are very soft and sweet, almost paralleling the emotion of the keyboard. Sometimes they remind me of Mazzy Star, sometimes they remind me of Devics. Good music to bake to (and by that I mean cakes, cookies, dinner party action, etc.). Yummy.

 –Harmonee (Up, Box 21328, Seattle, WA 98111)