April 9th, 2010
Before you go lauding MGMT for cornering their own brand of synthified indie pop, you should understand that Rogue Wave has been fingering the knobs since aught two. This Saturday, they’ll bring the show to Neumo’s in support of their latest release, Permalight.
I’m not too proud to admit that Pandora radio introduced me to this band. I’ve never seen them live but this band covers so much ground that I feel pretty confident recommending them. Just from what I’ve heard, I can anticipate a very diverse show full tasty pop sundries. Just about any music fan (save death metal loyalists) should be able to find something they can sink their teeth into. And just as you’re about to climax on a sound wall of pure synth ecstasy, I think they’ll help you come down with an apt serving of acoustic guitars and shakers.
That’s nice of them.
SUGAR WARNING: This music contains syrupy-sweet melodies that once have found a home on such programs as Friday Night Lights, the OC, Scrubs, and One Tree Hill. In fact, their music has been licensed out so much I’m guessing they’ve had to hire a pimp to wrangle in all the dealings. Like I said, they cover a lot of ground, but I’m not very close to faulting them for slutting it up. It’s one of those instances where you’re happy to see a talented band getting paid. And seriously, what else are you going to do? Fill out your census card?
For fans of: The New Pornographers/AC Newman, MGMT, Helio Sequence
Rogue Wave @ Neumos
Sat Apr 10
$15 – 21+