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Artist of the day: The Pauses

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Orlando's The Pauses have been rocking clubs in Central Florida for two years. So why is it they're just now getting around to releasing their first album?

In 2010, they traveled to Baltimore to record their new album withJ. Robbins of Jawbox. The result is A Cautionary Tale, eight tracks of bouncing indie guitars, synths and Tierney Tough's breathy vocals. Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jason Kupfer and Nathan Chase spin the music into a fully realized sound that includes moments of "maturity, elegance and gravitas," writes Orlando Weekly.

Parts of the new album sound like Metric (Go North), others call to mind Aimee Mann (Pull The Pin), Fiona Apple (Hands Up) or Weezer's Pinkerton (Beyond Bianca). It's released on Tampa's New Granada Records; click here to download an mp3 of Go North.

On Friday, the Pauses will celebrate the release of A Cautionary Tale with a show at New World Brewery, alongside Sleepy Vikings and Rec Center. Doors open at 9 p.m.; tickets are $7 p.m.

[Last modified: Friday, December 31, 2010 1:01pm]

    

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