Sometimes cover art is just as eye-catching as the music that resides within the album. A Cautionary Tale, the debut album of Orlando-based band, The Pauses, is well-thought out just by looking at the cover art. It depicts a couple of plump rosy-cheeked children digging for gold coins in the ground. Parody perhaps of some some lighthearted fairy tale that goes awry in a fluster of adventurous imagery and majestic sounds. Playfulness and artistry describe these songs. Two themes that go hand in hand when making an album. As for the title, A Cautionary Tale fits perfectly. It caters to the playful vocals on the album and the playful artwork.
South Florida gets a healthy dose of the Pauses' storytelling this weekend with shows at Propaganda Friday, Laser Wolf on Saturday, and Dada on Sunday.
The single, "Go North," has an accompanying video that seems inspired by such a simple idea. An arrow traveling on a straight path, hitting every target in sight and leaving behind remnants of exploding glitter, gummy bears and glass. Tierney Tough's voice is effortless, but also timeless.
The Pauses. With the Leylines, and Andy Matchett & the Minks. 8 p.m. Friday, April 1 at Propaganda, 6 S. J St., Lake Worth. Tickets cost $5 to $10. Click here.
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The Pauses. With Chris Horgan. 8p.m. Saturday, April 2 at Laser Wolf, 901 Progresso Dr. #101, Fort Lauderdale. No cover. Click here.
The Pauses. With The Dewars. 10 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at Dada, 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. No cover; PBR and whiskey specials. Click here.