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When: Tue., June 23, 9 p.m. 2015

On the track “People on Screens” local indie-pop project Roommate observes those who have grown from children playing outside into adults glued to reality TV. Like reality programming the opening track is alternately alluring and terrifying—or maybe just terrifyingly alluring—as the band pulls together dub hand claps, spindly organ melodies, and what sounds like howling wind to create a tense, claustrophobic atmosphere with fine, lighter-than-air melodies. “People on Screens” sets the standard for Roommate’s fourth album, the brand-new Make Like (Strange Weather). Front man and founder Kent Lambert isn’t afraid to explore the darkness of contemporary society, which enriches Roommate’s whimsical, lush music. The group hits the mark with “Wilderness,” a stark piano-led number that blossoms into a lovely psych-pop tune and rises like the sun. Tonight’s record-release show is part of Roomate’s monthlong Tuesday-night residency at the Hideout. —Leor Galil

Price: $8

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