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With the Black Cloud and Plasma for Guns, Tuesday, April 18, at the Lime Spider.


Indie-pop junkies need their medicine. They crave that radio-friendly euphoria caused by quick hits of Belle & Sebastian and the Dandy Warhols. Without proper treatment, their chronic dependence on rock's sugar hooks can lead to severe cases of CD-buyer's remorse. Luckily, this cruel disease has a cure -- a not-so-secret blend of Asian new-wave pop called Enon. These Brooklyn bandmates are trained professionals who excel at creating calming waves of nebulous electronic rock. Fronted by John Schmersal (Brainiac), Toko Yasuda (Blonde Redhead), and Matt Schulz (Lab Partners), this power trio controls cravings by injecting numerous musical tastes (punk, electro, rock, and even Japanese koto music) into edgy anti-pop melodies. A great example is the group's last album -- 2005's B-sides collection, Lost Marbles and Exploded Evidence -- a perfect prescription of oddball musical pills that taste like a grab bag of Cibo Matto, Guided by Voices, and Les Savy Fav.

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