Emily Reo's Ethereal Sound to Hit Propaganda June 2

If Emily Reo's dreamy, gossamer swaths of songs don't instantly make a devotee out of you -- the New Times staff is already assigning fan club positions -- then her cute hats and use of silverware as musical instruments will. The Orlando organist, guitarist, flutist, and kitchen utensil master is bringing her tour to Lake Worth's Propaganda for an 8 p.m. show on June 2.

Unfamiliar with Reo, who describes her music as "an inappropriate guitar solo in the middle of Mozart's Sonata in C"? Listen to "Witch Mtn" to get the full-on Is-this-Friday-in-the-office-or-am-I-en-route-to-Narnia effect: Her voice is soft, but pressing, above a solemn, steady percussion and lullaby-like melody. "Above Ground and a Golden Cloud" drops the drums, instead contrasting the lullaby with ghostly, howling vocals from Reo. The darling of her MySpace hits is "Metal on Your Skin," which comes off a little more tribal, and just as surreal.

Emily Reo, with Hear Hums, Dark Sea of Awareness, Rabbit Punch, Attached Hands and Sumsun. 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Propaganda, 6 S. J St., Lake Worth. 561-546-7273; click here.

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Lisa Gartner
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