MP3 of the Day: "Conspiracy of Praise" by Thomas Function, Playing the American Legion on January 29
Yes, this is low-pretense, vaguely retro-sounding stuff of the kind that's de rigeur in the circles of rock lovers who are exhausted by the overproduction of Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, and Grizzly Bear, et. al. Where Thomas Function sets itself apart from a lot of the shitgaze/lo fi/garage/whatever pack, though, is with tunes that are, at their core, downright strummy and feel-good. There's no shame in sticking some feel-good hooks under all those layers of fuzz.
Here's the band's song "Conspiracy of Praise," off the album Belly of the Beast off the band's 2008 debut album, Celebration. The quartet is currently touring behind the 2009 follow-up, In the Valley of Sickness.
TicketsFri., Dec. 9, 8:00pm
Ms. Lauryn Hill - The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series
TicketsFri., Dec. 9, 8:30pm
South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble: Holiday Treasures
TicketsSat., Dec. 10, 7:00pm
TicketsSat., Dec. 10, 8:00pm
Symphony of the Americas: Holiday Magic
TicketsSun., Dec. 11, 2:00pm
With Teepee, Electric Bunnies, and Manny Mangos
9 p.m. Friday, January 29
The American Legion, 6445 NE 7th Ave., Miami
Admission is free; ages 21 and up; 954-394-2763; harveysbythebay.com
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.