This Baltimore indie rock duo have been making music since 2006, but it feels like they have really hit their stride with the release of their fourth album Shriek. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack create fervent, layered shoegaze that previously leaned more toward the folk side of things. For this record though, the two opted for an approach that focuses more on glistening synthesizers and R&B riffs. Still, Wasner's voice floats above everything, driving the songs with a clear insistence that propels them toward dream pop at times. Expect plenty of noisemakers and electronic production, but with the bones of a rock band moving under the sinuous synthesizers.
Wed., May 7, 7:30 p.m., 2014