Alibi V.20 No.18 • May 5-11, 2011 

Song Roulette

Lovers
Lovers

Portland Lovers

Lovers is a Portland synth pop act made of three super-talented ladies (find downloads for a couple of songs here: bit.ly/portlandlovers). The trio is in the midst of a massive U.S. tour and stops in at Burt’s Tiki Lounge (313 Gold SW) on Monday, May 9. Animals in the Dark opens the free, 21-and-over show at 10 p.m. Find out what Lovers loves below, where vocalist Carolyn Berk has put her MP3 player on random shuffle.

1) “Now's the Only Time I Know” • Fever Ray • Fever Ray

“Moody and fantastical and so Northern European.”

2) “Born on a Train” • The Magnetic Fields • The Charm of the Highway Strip

"The Charm of the Highway Strip is such a great album. I love this song.”

3) “The Emperor's New Clothes” • Sinéad O'Connor • I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

“Well, Sinéad O'Connor is a major inspiration for me. I'm grateful for all the work she's done, and this song is so bold and brave. It's a perfect example of her honesty and genius.”

4) “Lover Lover Lover” • Leonard Cohen • New Skin for the Old Ceremony

“This song might have made me a better lover. I love Cohen for his depth and generosity.”

5) “Dark Eyes” • Bob Dylan • Empire Burlesque

“I had a Chinese medicine doctor who loved this song, so I bought the album. It's totally lovely.”