Dream Boat’s music is at once a logical continuation of its members’ other projects—singer Page Campbell is known for her work with nu-folk outfit Hope For Agoldensummer, while multi-instrumentalist Dan Donahue is an Elephant 6 mainstay—and a deliberate break from what came before. The duo’s sophomore release, The Rose Explodes, out now on Cloud Recordings, is at its core folky and psychedelic but also incorporates booming electronic beats and cinematic synth swells. Engineer Suny Lyons proves the record’s real star; though the songs themselves sometimes seem slight, Lyons’ deft, dense production keeps things centered throughout. Friday’s show doubles as a release celebration for the new LP.
9:30 p.m. $5. www.athenscine.com
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