Tonight at the Independent on Divisadero, Scottish electro-jangle-pop band Django Django makes their San Francisco debut at a show that is criminally undersold as of this publication.
In the three years between the band's 2009 debut single "Storm", and the release of their first full-length last month, the four piece outfit has garnered apt comparisons to British folk-pop predecessors like the Beta Band (whose keyboardist shares a mother with Django Django's drummer). The 13 tracks on the band's self-titled debut ramble through open landscapes that fit in somewhere between a self-aware Tarantino western and a Devo set on VH1's Unplugged. "Like a collision between the pastoral and the futuristic," writes SF Weekly in a recent interview, blending "clean, pared-down guitars and acoustic percussion with digital production that includes synth bloops and squeals, all over insistent, danceable beats."
Here's the video for the twangy-trippy "Storm," which is sure to lodge itself in your brain for the rest of the afternoon:
If updated nostalgia isn't your cup of tea, you might also try some slow jam soul at the Make Out Room, for DJ Lucky and Dj Primo's regular Tuesday Lost and Found night.