Their lush synth swells and syncopated rhythms may fit the template of new-wave nostalgia currently en vogue, but Lookbook's slyly sexy electro pop is more than your average Regan-era revivalism. The band's minimalist sweep allows Maggie Morrison's seductive vocals to bloom and reverberate, commanding the sort of presence she's become accustomed to while fronting a full band with Digitata. Multi-instrumentalist Grant Cutler, formerly of Passions, translates his punk chops into looping atmospheric textures and mechanical drum breaks, adding his own high-pitched harmonies to Morrison's brooding Karen O croon. The duo's rapidly growing local following extended beyond the Twin Cities with recent single "True to Form" from their debut, Wild at Heart, which received a favorable review with indie tastemakers Pitchfork. As the band release an EP featuring remixes of their glitchy new hit, Lookbook's strobe light pyrotechnics and irresistibly danceable beats are sure to make the Entry get footloose and party like it's, well, 2009. With Nyteowl and We Become Actors. 18+.
Sat., Dec. 12, 9 p.m., 2009