The sounds of Brute Heart might be better-suited for an opium den than a rock venue. Saturday, the band release their second 7-inch of the year — available now from Portland's Water Wing Records — and it promises to be a powerful evening of wild, untamed, and hypnotically rhythmic tunes. The all-female three-piece straddle many a line, drawing from dream pop, Middle Eastern and Indian sources, and art-rock as a whole. The atmospheric and trance-y tunes build from the band's viola, bass, and drum foundation to create a moody and complicated art that employs each member's individual contributions equally, coming to a collective front when all three vocalists harmonize into a seamlessly powerful lead. It's both layered and open to interpretation, while it doubles as a powerful reinterpretation of pop. With Leisure Birds, Father You See Queen, and Rollerblade.
Sat., Dec. 29, 9 p.m., 2012