Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Eliot Sumner

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Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

The daughter of Gordon "Sting" Sumner, Eliot Sumner formerly performed as I Blame Coco. Reclaiming her name on second LP Information, the songwriter/multi-instrumentalist stakes out darker, moodier territory than previously. "Dead Arms & Dead Legs" interrupts a perfectly good synth-pop tune with acid guitar noise, while "After Dark" paints its spritely synth licks with emotional amorality. The title track drives its message of infidelity into the cosmos with a relentless groove. Crooning in a voice deeper and richer than her father's, Sumner masterfully subverts modern electro-pop anthemry by finding the dark cloud in the silver lining. (12:15pm, Samsung stage; Weekend One only)

***.5

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