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Copeland w/ Sherwood, Anchor & Braille, Barcelona

When: Sun., July 26 2009

Copeland’s latest album is called You Are My Sunshine, and the title track is indeed the same song your grandmother sang to you as a child. But the Florida-based trio approaches the old standard in a way that’s sure to be unfamiliar. “Actually it’s super creepy in the latter verses of the song. It gets quite dark,” says frontman Aaron Marsh on their label’s website, Tooth & Nail. After eight years together, the band — featuring Bryan Laurenson on guitar and Jon Bucklew on drums — is all about digging a little deeper. They seek to capture “the blending of human and inhuman sounds, unnatural and ethereal sounds.” Similarly ballad-y, pretty-voiced indie bands join the bill Sunday, including Anchor & Braille, fronted by Anberlin’s Stephen Christian; California-based quintet Sherwood, who bring a more pop-rock feel to the show; and piano-driven Seattle-ites Barcelona. It’s Copeland’s last show on their tour, so here’s hoping they’ll blow it out big time.

Erica Jackson

Price: $15, $13 (adv.)

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