If you havent seen the video for Mute Maths Typical, look it up on YouTube right now. The New Orleans rockers perform the song in reverse -- a feat they sorta pulled off live last month on Jimmy Kimmels late-night show. While its easy to tag the band as this seasons OK Go (newbies make a splash with a gimmicky clip), theres more substance running through Mute Maths grooves. Its self-titled debut blends new-wave synth bleeps, U2-style riffs, and enough rafter-shaking anthems to fill a medium-size concert hall. Theres even room for an occasional curveball (like random electronic noise bursts), which keeps listeners guessing.
Tue., Oct. 16, 7 p.m., 2007