Sextile

Albeit Living (Felte)

Levitating Platters

Scavenging proto-alt-rock's past on its sophomore album, this L.A. foursome collects post-punk's angular chords, synth-pop's buzzing colors, No Wave's brash indifference, and goth's pessimistic glower. Then they gleefully assemble the parts after tossing the instructions out the window. Guitar and keyboard fight as often as collaborate, while Brady Keehn's detached monotone unsettles the longer the LP spins. Sextile nails delicious tension to the wall like a child who doesn't understand he's killing the butterfly. (Fri. 27, Beerland, 12:30am)

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