The songwriting and musicianship on display by this Portland duo reveal two staggeringly talented artists. Unfortunately, Keep Your Eyes Ahead, the pair's fourth album, suffers from multiple personality disorder. It's a lushly sensitive indie-rock disc, jangly alterna-rock CD, and edgy Americana platter all in one uneasy mix. The good: "Can't Say No," energetic, earnest, and accented with an endearingly choppy vocal syntax. "Hallelujah," an earnest march at home on a Modest Mouse effort (drummer Benjamin Weikel worked briefly with that group). The bad: "Shed Your Love" is airy and atmospheric but breaks with the rest of the album's energy/ethos. The ugly: The production is more than a little heavy-handed on the title track; vocalist Brandon Summers sounds like he's singing into an aluminum can at the bottom of a well. Sadly, there's no cohesive center upon which the listener can focus. (Friday, March 14, Bourbon Rocks Patio, 11:30pm.)
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