Wed May 1, 8 pm All Ages
Recommended by Leilani Polk
It’s been 13 years since Peter Bjorn and John released “Young Folks,” but I bet you still recall that whistle-laden, syrupy-sweet and sticky indie-pop track from 2006, because it was picked up by the mainstream and ruined in the mainstream way: ubiquity. That shit was everywhere for a hot minute. A lot of evolving and five albums' worth of music has happened since then, including last year’s Darker Days. PBJ have retained that quality of bright, catchy introspection, especially in tracks like the fun-swinging “One for the Team,” though they explore the title’s darker sonic territories in “Every Other Night,” which sounds like early ’80s post-punk, and the slinky grooving burn of “Sick and Tired.” Pitchfork calls it their strongest outing since Writer’s Block (which spawned “Young Folks”), and while I hate agreeing with that online rag, in this case, they might be right.