Communist Daughter (EP-release)

In addition to being the grand opening of the new downtown St. Paul music venue Amsterdam (which had a very promising, packed-to-the-gills soft opening a few weeks back), this show will also serve as the unveiling of some long-awaited new material by harmonious folk-pop outfit Communist Daughter. Their new EP, Something Wicked This Way Comes, features three new tracks that more prominently feature vocalist Molly Moore, especially on the fiery "Heart Attack," in addition to three covers. Frontman Johnny Solomon has been doing some reckoning in his personal life this year, and a sense of peace runs through the tracks of the new EP, especially on the jaunty, jarringly cutesy cover of the Hold Steady's "Knuckles" and the disturbing, dark, and pretty lover's duet "No Children," originally by the Mountain Goats. Communist Daughter have always adeptly mixed sweetness and sorrow, and Something Wicked This Way Comes is a devastatingly lovely reminder that we have plenty more to look forward to from this talented band. With Fire in the Northern Firs and Speed's the Name. (Photo by Ben Clark)
Fri., Sept. 23, 9 p.m., 2011

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