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The Outer Vibe takes the laid-back lyricism of Jimmy Buffet and smashes it into the falsetto of Muse and the straightforward pop of Vampire Weekend. This wide-ranging style should not work this well, but it certainly does.

The band hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan, with inspirations that are deep and varied. The members wear their influences on their sleeves, which allows every track on the newly released album "Full Circle" to stand completely on its own.

"Full Circle" is produced by Brad Dollar (Grateful Dead, Keb-Mo and The National) and mastered by Jo LaPorta (Foo Fighters and Imagine Dragons). The experience definitely shines through on this full-length release.

The entire album is catchy across the board with a good-natured optimism that infuses every note and all of the lyrics. Tracks journey from Dick Dale-style surf rock in the song "Sold My Brain" to a haunting heartbreak ballad in "Never Meet Again" then back around to 80s gospel/rock with "Waits for Me" before diving deep into the anthem "Full Circle."

The live show should be even better, combining all of the harmonies into a huge and inspiring sound. For those unfamiliar with The Outer Vibe, this week's local live performance is the perfect time to become a fan.

The Outer Vibe

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.

McMenamins Old St. Francis

700 NW Bond St., Bend

No cover

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