Consider yourself docked a number of hipster points if this Queens crew ain't on your radar yet. You have to give 'em credit for mixing dreamy chorales, banjos, and laptops without making it sound like a mess or just a willfully weird stewthey actually make a homey version of baroque pop that Brian Wilson could and should appreciate. And if the singer bites Death Cab's Ben Gibbard a bit, at least he's more creative about it than Owl City. With Animal Tropical and Still Life Still.
Wed., Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2010
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.