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The Violet Hour

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The Violet Hour

type:
Stage
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
10/16/03-12/21/03
performer:
Laura Benanti, Scott Foley, Robert Sean Leonard
director:
Evan Yionoulis
author:
Richard Greenberg

We gave it a B+

Five years after offering their smoky treacle of a single ”What Goes Up,” this London-based trio has finally seen fit to release its first full-length album. Was it worth the wait? Well, it is for those who favor the kind of retro-futurist pop that recalls the mood-drenched fog of Galaxie 500 decorated with Byrdsian guitar filigrees. Add the reedy vocals of Alasdair MacLean to this shimmering sound tapestry and Idol-scorched listeners will find comfort in their hazy shade of summer.