WBEZ | Panoramic and True http://www.wbez.org/tags/panoramic-and-true Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Eight-piece rock and roll http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-07/eight-piece-rock-and-roll-100939 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/p&amp;t.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="338" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/45917365?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ff0000" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="600"></iframe></p><p>Who&rsquo;s in the band Panoramic &amp; True, a band that will play <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> Tuesday morning and the Hideout Friday night? According to one local Chicago music blog, &ldquo;all the instruments you could want.&rdquo; With John Lennox on vocals, Jamie Carter on guitar, Patrick Pritchett on bass and Daniel Majid on drums, plus a string quartet comprised of A.J. and Amanda Bautista, Randy Mollner and April Savage, that just might be true.<br /><br />To be clear, Panoramic &amp; True is a rock and roll band, they just happen to be one with a full string quartet. The band is the project of John Lennox, who was previously a solo artist in Montreal. The lyrics &ldquo;span the emotional range from dark to intimate to epic.&quot; Jessica Hopper, formerly of the<em> Chicago Reader</em>, called their sound &ldquo;mercurial&rdquo; noise pop that is &ldquo;dark yet quizzical.&rdquo; She also said that their new album, <em>Wonderlust</em>, which drops Friday, &ldquo;should be bananas good.&rdquo;<br /><br />When the band joined&nbsp;<em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> live from the performance studio Tuesday morning, Tony Sarabia asked them about their unique sound -- and size. And here&rsquo;s Lennox singing &ldquo;Sweet Streets&rdquo; solo on piano:</p><p style="text-align: center; "><b style="font-weight: normal; "><b style="text-align: center; font-weight: normal; "><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; ">&nbsp;</span></b><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6XMG4_pCBdE" width="420"></iframe></b></p></p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-07/eight-piece-rock-and-roll-100939