Sissy Wish; Mystery Palace

Sissy Wish look like Crystal Castles with more fabric stretched across their bones and sound like the Sounds with a lower disco factor. The Norwegian duo, at times consumed with glitchy bliss, will moments later pop beats begging to be an indie hip-hop winter slammer. Sharing the bill are locals Mystery Palace. The two meet on the point of poppy vocals, but diverge in their willingness to explore surrounding space via circuit-bent idolatry and cobweb atmospherics. Sissy Wish may storm the veins of dance pop with their "reeeewoooo" synth noises, but Mystery Palace tread on more experimental scales. If this isn't a true dichotomy, it's at least a lovely pairing. With Zibra Zibra and Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles. 18+.
Fri., Dec. 5, 8:30 p.m., 2008

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