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 Reagan-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 single "True to Form" from their debut, Wild at Heart, which received a favorable review with indie tastemakers Pitchfork. Lookbook's strobe light pyrotechnics and irresistibly danceable beats are sure to make the Mainroom get footloose and party like it's, well, 2010. With Slapping Purses, Bight Club, Zoo Animal. 18+
Fri., June 18, 8 p.m., 2010
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