Apart from a one-off show at All Tomorrow’s Parties in Monticello, New York, in 2010, The Scientists have never toured the United States, but the legendary Australian band are finally about to land on this continent on a trip that includes two nights at Zebulon. Lead singer Kim Salmon has fronted varying incarnations of The Scientists since forming the group in Perth in 1978, and for this tour he’s bringing the classic mid-1980s lineup with guitarist Tony Thewlis, bassist Boris Sujdovic and drummer Leanne Cowie. “I turned off my TV, the world goes dead,” Salmon howls on The Scientists’ new version of “Brain Dead” on In the Red Records. Such quintessential tracks combine Cramps-style primitivism with post-punk rhythms and psychedelic guitars for a strangely seedy and urgent sound that has in turn influenced such musicians as Mudhoney, Jon Spencer, Nirvana and The White Stripes. Also Wednesday, Oct. 3.