Read the Bastard!
Dan Mangan / The Daredevil Christopher Wright
Orpheum, Vancouver BC November 9
By Alan Ranta
Fleet Foxes are pleasant, but their persistent harmonies and unsurprising song structures can turn their melodies into lullabies. This is not so with Wisconsin trio the Daredevil Christopher Wright. Featuring the collective efforts of percussionist Jesse Edgington and brothers Jon and Jason Sunde, their rich three-part harmonies are used in strikingly different ways in each song, with the timbre and arrangement changing from track to track. A couple interludes were purely vocal, and they even allowed a little room for atonal experimentation, breaking out of a driving folk tune to have Jason play some dissonant tones while Jon and Edgington messed around…