Grownup Noise at the Acadia

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by Jay Gabler | 8/3/09

I owe it to the Grownup Noise, a Massachusetts foursome, for helping me trace the plain and gentle phrasing of Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Stars’ Torquil Campbell back to its root: James Taylor. Grownup Noise frontman Paul Hansen has elements of all three, and the band’s eponymous LP is a pleasant listen buoyed by Katie Franich’s tasteful cello work. The group will be at the Acadia tonight.

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