Besides having one of the coolest band names around, Slutever’s Nicole Snyder and Rachel Gagliardi are starting to gain national attention, much like their pals Girlpool, who shared a recent split-cassette release in which the duos covered each other’s songs. Slutever sound like they’re doing anything but surrendering on “White Flag,” where the pair’s close harmonies soar over a thick wave of fuzzy, distorted power chords. They reveal more melodicism amid the grungy tempo and guitars on their new track, “Open Wide,” where the slower pace gives them more time to unwind those sullenly hypnotic vocals. They return to punk speed and make claustrophobia seem thrilling on “Smother,” which will appear along with “Open Wide” on their upcoming cassette release, Almost Famous.
Tue., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2015
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