Tender Forever, Your Heart Breaks Tonight at Henry Art Gallery UW
posted on the Stranger’s Line Out by JACKSON HATHORN on THU, JAN 12, 2012 at 8:52 AM
As any liberal arts graduate will tell you, college is about exposing yourself to new ideas, broadening horizons, and generally saying ‘yes’ to things because your brain is still mush. You don’t have to be matriculated at UW to get cultured at theHenry Art Gallery on campus, and if you haven’t caught one of their infrequent shows before, here’s a chance to tap into that collegiate frame of mind with a night of music and multimedia performance. Tender Forever poses questions straight from Philosophy 101 on her latest release Where Are We From, all over effervescent electronic beats akin to fellow K Records’ artist the Blow, but with a few 8-Bit flourishes in the mix too. Opener Your Heart Breaks almost seems too fragile for this world, but not in a mopey way that the moniker might suggest. Instead, the capriciousness of YHB’s loop-pedal storytelling makes Clyde Peterson sound like a whimsical astronaut, poised to leave for a less cynical plane of existence at any moment, like the hero of his standout “God Bless John Glen.”
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