This Santa Barbara-based quintet has been elusive but not absent since the release of their second full-length, Dunes, in February. Lyrically, they ride a thin line between introspection and madness, extending their spiritual awakening to anyone listening. Inspired by psychological experiments, recording on Lake Michigan and working with Richard Swift (The Shins) and Tim Goldsworthy (DFA Records), they retain the original neofunk style of their earlier work, but with added sonic depth and psychedelia. They even ditched the synths for Chris Lynch’s real bamboo flute and Dustin Ineman’s frolicking keyboards, making for a unique and unpredictable live show. L.A.’s own analog addicts TV Girl and Geneva Jacuzzi will round out the night.

Sat., Dec. 13, 8:30 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 12/13/14)

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