With Reverend Deadeye And The Mindyset

Simon McCormack
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Lomita (Randy Cremean)
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S aturday, May 27, Burt’s Tiki Lounge (21-and-over); free: Ray Jackson and his compatriots from Lomita started off with the straightforward intentions of being a country band. Like greedy kids in a candy store, Lomita’s hunger for multiple genre num-nums caused them to branch out and create music that combines ambient tones with pseudo-psychedelia and pedal- and lap steel-aided riffs, which give the band a twanged-out indie rock flavor. Think of the band as a darker version of Pavement.

Lomita’s aptly titled debut album,
Stress Echo, features nine perpetually pensive tracks, including the dissonant but beautiful “More Than a Name” and the tremolo-fueled, punkabilly-meets-LSD “History of Leaving.” The best track, however, is probably the hard-charging “Green Eyes,” which sounds like background music for a desperate fool running from a huge mistake that he knows will catch up with him sooner or later. (Think Adam Sandler’s character sprinting from thugs in Punch Drunk Love. )

These Austinites have won praise from their hometown paper (the
Austin Chronicle ) and have headed out on a tour of the western part of the country that finds them playing Burt’s Tiki Lounge this Saturday. Local indie rockers The MindySet will join Lomita at the Lounge.
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