Brick Mower, Meat Wave, Wide Angles Agenda Free Recommended Soundboard

When: Mon., Dec. 10, 9:30 p.m. 2012

It hardly shocked me to notice that local trio Meat Wave lists Les Savy Fav and the Detachment Kit under “Artists We Also Like” on its Facebook page. In fact I figured it was a foregone conclusion that they were into those bands. The underappreciated Detachment Kit, which formed in Chicago and moved to Brooklyn, mostly played dark, earnest, postpunk-flavored indie rock—and for a hot second they were signed to Frenchkiss, the label run by Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav. Theatrical and raw, D-Kit undoubtedly shaped a few of Meat Wave’s chord choices. Though Meat Wave are a tad, ahem, punker and angrier than either of those older bands, they have the same talent for the kind of hooks that are definitely going to make you feel nostalgic in five or six years—and they’ve got no trace of corniness or sentimentality. The song “15 Years,” with its gloom-and-doom guitar lead and crescendoing choruses, is as catchy as anything I’ve heard from a local act this year. Meat Wave’s first batch of songs—recorded and produced by bassist Joe Gac—are on the group’s Bandcamp page now and will get a cassette release via Let’s Pretend Records within a few months. The band is writing a proper full-length as I type this. —Kevin Warwick

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