Thursday, May 21, 2009

Your Daily Lick: Sleep Your Excellence

Sleep Your Excellence EP (self-released)

By Nate Seltenrich
Thu, May 21, 2009 at 1:25 PM

This San Francisco group's debut brings bright ideas to a dark corner of the indie-rock universe. Opener "Life Inside a Scream" features a bassline straight from one of Joy Division's less somber moments beneath a distinctly hummable vocal melody. "My New Heaven" is the Cure meets Slowdive: a wryly cheery, feedback-laden drone. Call them Interpol minus the long face.

At Cafe du Nord (2170 Market St., San Francisco) on May 30. 8 p.m., $10-$20

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