Aug 01, 2008, 05:49AM

Close Up

Au is a Portland experimental band that conjures folky exclamations just as easily as somber reflections, echoing the best from Sung Tongs-era Animal Collective. They've slowly but surely gained critical atttention over the past year, and they're set to tour with Deerhoof this fall. Here's "Boute," from their self-titled album of last year.

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Au wants you to know that their name is short for audio. Not really, but it's neat to think so anyway. See them all over the country starting in September.


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