Music: The Spring Standards

Indie Folk trio The Spring Standards consists of three longtime friends who knock out harmonies as if they were related and have been singing together since birth. James Cleare, Heather Robb and James

Indie Folk trio The Spring Standards consists of three longtime friends who knock out harmonies as if they were related and have been singing together since birth. James Cleare, Heather Robb and James Smith formed the band in the Delaware Valley during their teens, but moved to Brooklyn to launch their career. The Standards’ 2008 debut, the EP No One Will Know, was produced by Rhett Miller of The Old 97’s; their debut full-length, Would Things be Different, was self-released in 2010. The band recently issued a “double EP,” Yellow/Gold, which features 12 engrossing tracks’ worth of the trio’s gentle, emotive and crafty Folk Pop, which occasionally conjures the warm, fuzzy feelings of “AM Gold” Soft Rock from the ’70s. The threesome performs Wednesday, May 9 at MOTR Pub (1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine). Local Folk Pop act Shiny and the Spoon opens the free, 10 p.m. show. www.motrpub.com.

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