By Lizz Kannenberg in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 23, 2008 8:21PM
Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston quartet Via Audio is no stranger to serendipity. A couple of years back, singer Jessica Martins passed Spoon drummer Jim Eno a disc of demos at one of the iconic indie band's Boston shows, and Eno immediately invited the young foursome to record at his studio in Austin. That's a tale of near epic proportions, but critical praise for the group's soothing, bedroom-meets-radio-ready pop in the vein of the Decemberists or Snow Patrol has piled up ever since.
Currently on tour to promote the Eno-produced Say Something (SideCho Records), Via Audio has perfected the intersection between live aural dynamics and a visually interesting performance style. This is catchy, upbeat, yet thoughtful indie pop that adds a bit of bounce and buoyancy to a genre that's normally bogged down by pretense.