MMS Concert Preview - Ages and Ages

Photo courtesy of the band
Looking for something to do tonight? Stop in at Songbyrd and catch a set of smart and sophisticated chamber pop from Portland rockers Ages and Ages. Their sound carries echoes of the gauzy, blue-eyed SoCal soul of Local Natives, and the orchestrated exuberance of Hey Marseilles. Ages and Ages have been around for a decade, changing names, styles, and members along the way. The band formerly known as AgesandAges is centered around the duo of Tim Perry and Rob Oberdorfer.

Their earlier albums were more organic, catchy polyvocal compositions punctuated with handclaps. Their new album, the self-released Me You They We, is a departure from that formula, synth-heavy and alternately moody and manic.  They reflect on their upbringing and the world around them, exploring the universal questions of the human experience while trying to build bridges and break down barriers.