When British piano-driven pop-rock band Keane met producer Dan Grech-Marguerat, he told them he was a big fan. But the next thing he told them, according to keyboardist Tim Rice-Oxley, was that he hated their most recent album, 2008’s "Perfect Symmetry." So when Grech-Marguerat helmed Keane’s newest album, this year’s "Strangeland," he told the musicians to stay away from the guitar explorations of "Perfect Symmetry." Instead, he wanted them to focus on the basics of what made them popular: emotional and beautifully arranged songs that ached and soothed. "Think about what makes you fall in love with pop songs" was essentially Rice-Oxley’s mantra during the writing and recording process. "That’s what makes being in a band wonderful," he said. Kiev opens.
When » Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Where » Gallivan Canter, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City
Tickets » $30 at SmithsTix
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