Fergus & Geronimo

Friday

SXSW Records

Fergus & Geronimo

Unlearn (Hardly Art)

From scene-sucker report ("Wanna Know What I Would Do?") to closing title track, this Denton, Texas-bred duo is heavy on ideas and opinions – right down to its actual CD, which questions why you still buy CDs. Pranksters Andrew Savage and Jason Kelly pull out threads of the sweater throughout, with "Unlearn" the centerpiece, an anti-establishment screed masked as 1960s doo-wah-diddy. Is the monotone "1-2-3" count-off on opener "Girls With English Accents" a nod to the Modern Lovers? F&G has obvious influences, and early 1990s ode "Michael Kelly" puts them in a hat and asks you to pick. Flute and sax make the grab bag more interesting, though the dizzying range across 11 songs renders Unlearn a bit unfocused. Opinions are like CDs: Everybody has them, but how to recycle them? (Fri., 12:15am, Red 7; Sat., 10:30pm, Mohawk)

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