One read through their lyric sheet is enough to hook you, and, as a service, we here reprint the words to one of the best songs on In the Air, "A Beautiful Thing":
"Don't you remember that snowy December when we went to see' Singing In the Rain'? I shouldn't have smuggled in that bottle of gin because after the film, I could barely walk. But, darling don't you know it's only human to want to kill a beautiful thing. When I was seven summer lasted forever. I used to chase fireflies through the woods. Tiny green lights circling warm August nights. I'd catch them inside a washed-out old jar. I dreamed of the stars with the jar by my bed, but each morning my pretty bugs were dead. Oh, darling don't you see it's only human to want to kill a beautiful thing. We should have been dancing like lovers in a movie, but I fell and cut my head in the snow. I wanted to tell you all the ways I loved you, but instead I got sick on the train. But, darling don't you know it's only human to want to kill a beautiful thing."
Opening the show is another married duo, the great Puerto Muerto, who recently relocated from St. Louis to Chicago; and Sin Ropas, also from Chicago, featuring ex-members of Califone and Red Red Meat.