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Tunng at The Echo, 11/6/07

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Tunng visited The Echo last night for the second time this year. The band was enthused by the turnout this time, coming on the heels of their third full-length and first release for Thrill Jockey, Good Arrows.

On the album, Tunng's music has an endearing balance of soft instrumentation over digital percussion and effects with occasional hand claps. Call it "folktronica" if you must. Live, however, it's a bit disconcerting to see three long-haired men all strumming acoustic guitars and singing Simon & Garfunkel-style with the laptop propelling the music's digital guts left on a chair practically out of site.

Tunng's music remains quite pleasant, however, the lyrics are often lacking -- sounding almost like William Tell chants or redundant, folky, British-style rhymes held over from their earlier material, i.e. Mother's Daughter.

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Additional video and photos after the jump. Tunng plays for free at 7 p.m. at Amoeba on Sunset.