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Do Make Say Think has gotten tangled up in a few indie trends over the years: first in the post-rock craze (CRAZE!) of the late 90s and more recently in the hysteria stirred up by the Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene, who reminded Americans that Canada exists and that musicians actually live there. All the while this quintet has quietly gone about its business of writing consistently powerful and soothing songs--some dense with drones, others filled with twinkling space--and wrapping them all up in a record every now and again. Their just-released fifth album, You, You're a History in Rust (Constellation), is really pretty and pleasant listening. If you enjoy Gastr del Sol, Tortoise, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, or any other band that might sample the sound of someone walking in the snow and use it in place of vocals, then boy are you in luck! Holy Fuck opens. a 10 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, $10.

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