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Songwriter Will Toledo's label debut arrives stronger than his DIY roots impart. Compiled from the Virginian's 11 previously self-released Bandcamp recordings, sunny garage-pop melodies encase a downer lyrical core. This bipolar nature digests authentic, familiar, the 23-year-old's lingering adolescent angst more easily relatable than most adults would care to admit. "I want to break something important," warns "Something Soon." "I want to kick my dad in the shins." Homespun-sounding but precocious, classic influences including the Beatles and Stooges surface, as does the lo-fi languor of Pavement. (Wed., 10pm, Central Presbyterian Church)

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