Listening to Archnemisis’ debut EP Diamonds and Glass you’ll immediately notice the heavy waving basslines and the oscillating synthesizers, but there are some subtle, yet major stylistic variations happening under the hood. Taking on hip hop, funk, dubstep, and even jazz, Archnemisis combine their original sounds with unique sampling to create a sound that is stylistically all their own. It might be hard to nail that style down by listening to Diamonds and Glass though, because as the band states in the liner notes of the record “when we decided that we wanted it to be an EP, the first question was ‘How do we get across the Archnemesis sound in 5 songs?’ After contemplating, we decided to give you an EP where each song was stylistically different, but with some common elements weaving their way through each one.” This is truly what the duo of Curt Heiny and Justin Aubuchon did with songs ranging from the future disco-funk of the title track to the wubbing bass of “Face to Face.” When the duo came together again to record their debut full length record People’s Radio, they had a more cohesive set of songs lined up— something that really tells their story—with the neon-electric guitar riffs of tracks like “People’s Radio” to the phased out lasers and reverberating vocal samples on “Spaceman.” Archnemisis will make a stop at Nietzsche’s with their friends Ultraviolet Hippoptamus on Friday (March 23). —cory perla
10pm. Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St. (886-8539 / nietzsches.com). $10.