Coed Pageant, an indie-folk duo from Urbana, will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at House Cafe in DeKalb with Facing Winter and Jack Avery’s Kin.
In 2012, Coed formed with the intent to make four EPs in one year, one for each season. Barely squeezed into the living room of their tiny duplex, the duo creates songs that emit successive surprises to even the most frequent listener.
Their sound finds a creative balance between straightforward narrations, catchy melodies and folky tendencies, and broader songwriting style, atypical harmonies and sundry vocal arrangements.
Coed’s music contains traces of the domestic environment where the songs were created, exposing the band’s organic songwriting and song-building process.