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An Horse

An Horse will undoubtedly rock some ratty Converse off when they play Soundlab this Monday (March 29). The Australian duo of Kate Cooper (vocals, guitar) and Damon Cox (drums) writes the most darling indie-pop songs, with a golden ear for melody and undeniable songcrafting skills. Their songs are anthems for the young and they pen lyrics that hit like bricks. The two met in 2007 while working at an independent record store in downtown Brisbane, Australia. The Aussie sweethearts forgot their vinyl-pushing duties and started jamming in-store, leading to their eventual success as An Horse. (The record store has since closed). Take opening track “Camp Out” from their 2009 album Rearrange Beds: “This is a song for the one that I love. I haven’t met them yet, but I’m quietly confident.” With opening slots for Tegan and Sara, Death Cab For Cutie, and song placement in a major car commercial, it seems people are catching on. Monday’s show at Soundlab starts at 9pm with support from local boys Here Come the Comets.

—peter vullo

9pm. Soundlab, 110 Pearl St. (bigorbitgallery.org/soundlab) $10.