It hasn’t been long since The City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection got a chance to catch up with Arc Iris. Just last September the Rhode Island indie poppers headlined Boot & Saddle, while on tour supporting their sophomore LP, Moon Saloon, which I characterized as, “likely the best dream pop album since The Bird and the Bee’s debut, and similarly laden with chamber pop, synthpop, girl-group, and jazz influences.” However, Arc Iris are already returning to our favorite local former honky-tonk this Saturday, July 8th, for a special performance which will have the band doing a synth-and-loop-laden postmodern reimagining of Blue, Joni Mitchell’s seminal 1971 album. It’s highly recommendable for both fans of classic American folk and contemporary experimental pop. In the meantime, read my chat last September with Arc Iris founder and mainperson Jocie Adams and check out the band’s take on Blue’s title track below.
July 7, 2017