Steeped in clouded nostalgia, open wounds and a weighty, permanent what-if, Preservation is Brookside Mall’s sophomore effort. Gently defiant and grievously plainspoken, Preservation’s nervous pangs and vulnerable inflections are an elegy for the in-between: Though its serpentine delivery is still marred by loss and naiveté, this album clutches at acceptance rather than longing for absolution. Teeming with raw melodies that have ossified with time and distance, Preservation is anthemic, maudlin and disaffected.
Friday January 19th
The Capital Bar
Doors 10:00 pm/Show 10:45 pm/ENDS at 1:45 am
FREE with a Shivering Songs Festival Pass OR $10 at the door