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The music of Brooklyn band Pill is steeped in bygone references to its home turf—post-punk gloom, No New York dissonance, Kim Gordon grit—but it’s also a keen encapsulation of contemporary New York, a cloistered city of bottomless wealth that’s nonetheless teeming with activist energy. On “Fruit,” the first single from the group’s upcoming album, Soft Hell, playful melodies butt bluntly up against opaque riffs and chaotic sax runs, as vocalist Veronica Torres yowls with Pylonesque passion. Pill is touring in support of former Fiery Furnaces member Eleanor Friedberger, who takes a hazy pop turn on her new record, Rebound. Atlanta’s Material Girls round out the bill.
ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER The former Fiery Furnaces member performs a set of her melodic indie-pop.
PILL Eccentric indie-punk four-piece from New York City. See Calendar Pick on p. 15.
MATERIAL GIRLS Gender-bending glam-punk band from Atlanta.