Tonight in Music: Deer or the Doe, Souvenir Driver and Dark Time Sunshine
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
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Jeanne Moreau E.P. by Souvenir Driver HAWKEYE, SOUVENIR DRIVER, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (Kelly's Olympian, 426 SW Washington) Souvenir Driver inhabits a sonic world of dreamlike disconnect, one that apparently doesn't leave a lot of time for actual dreaming. Just six months after releasing Joy, a quietly gorgeous debut album, they're back with a slim gem of an EP. In addition to not being lazy, nobody can accuse Souvenir Driver of selling themselves short: The EP takes its title from Jeanne Moreau, the greatest living French actress, an ethereal beauty as much as she is an avant-garde pioneer. On Jeanne Moreau, Souvenir Driver have cracked the hushed introspection of Joy, at times clanging straight into old-fashioned shoegaze. The best song, "Slide," is dark and noisy, with chiming guitars and undampened, though still unintelligible, vocals. The question
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