Electro-pop project Porcelain Raft first made blogosphere waves just a year ago with an MGMT-ish debut album, Strange Weekend. On their just-released sophomore outing, Permanent Signal, Italian Mauro Remiddi's one-man, home-recorded-band expands to a real studio and adds outside helping hands. Now akin to regal Brit-rock icons like Radiohead and the Verve, the group balances organic and electronic elements and trippy sonic detours with sweeping conventional choruses. 18+.
Sat., Sept. 14, 8 p.m., 2013