On Wednesday (March 10), Foreign Born brings their tribal-tinged folk music to Soundlab. The band creates a simple sonic template that is ideal for sipping a drink in the sun, like a strange blend of Animal Collective, groovy Simon & Garfunkel, and hand-claps. A perfect example of the band’s beach house sound is the track “Early Warnings,” from their album Person To Person, which showcases their flair for driving campfire rhythms and sugary lead guitar lines. The Los Angeles band began in 2003, self-releasing their EPs and a full length, while gaining exposure from a Spin Magazine feature and a performance on the pilot episode of the television series Chuck. Supporting the band will be Philadelphia’s Free Energy, who have a similarly sunny sound with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude. Wednesday’s show at Soundlab starts at 9pm, and will surely cure any Buffalo end of winter blues.
9pm. Soundlab, 110 Pearl St. (440-5907 / bigorbitgallery.org/soundlab)