Courtesy of Epitaph Records


Remo Drive

July 6
5 p.m.
Indie Rock, Rock

The rare emo band who cite Sting’s The Dream of the Blue Turtles as a formative influence, the local boys in Remo Drive rock melodically and melancholically. On their new Natural, Everyday Degradation, lead singer Erik Paulson provides an expert tour of emo’s most vulnerable vocal modes, from fragile quaver (“Shakin’”) to babyish whine (“Separate Beds”) to nasal, vibrato-permeated oratory (is this the Sting connection?). With Slow Pulp, Heart to Gold, Slow Bullet, and In Lieu.