Big Red Photography


Modern Nature

Jan. 18
8 p.m.

Learning that a band called Modern Nature specializes in the pastoral mode—crafting imagined urban recreations of the rural countryside filtered through the distance implied by modern recording technology—is like learning that R.E.M. songs take place in dreams. The English band’s latest album, last year’s How to Live, carves out a quavery, electric-acoustic hybrid space. With Olden Yolk.