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Bully plays Terminal West Dec. 13

The Nashville indie rock trio shows off songs from its latest Sub Pop release, 'Losing'

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LOSING: Alicia Bognanno and her band Bully play songs from their latest Sub Pop records release at Terminal West Dec. 13.

Since releasing 2015’s debut album, Feels Like, Bully signed with Sub Pop and spent most of the group’s time tucked away in the studio, making cathartic indie rock. On the Nashville trio’s latest album, Losing, lead singer Alicia Bognanno channels tortured and triumphant versions of herself via songs such as “Feel the Same,” “ Kills To Be Resistant,” and “Either Way.” Each song exposes the duality of emotional malaise as the group shreds through bad relationships, drinking habits, and the dark clouds of depression. Bognanno took the production helm on Losing, and though her attention to detail is keen, the album’s greatest victory is the evolution of her evocative shriek, a talent she has teased but never fully unleashed until now.

$15. 8:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 13. With Smut and Material Girls. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Studio C. 404-876-5566. www.terminalwestatl.com.



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Reptar's ecstatic songwriting often veers into the abstract, but never loses a genuine sense of wonder. Throughout 2012’s Body Faucet (Universal Music) and 2015’s Lurid Glow (Joyful Noise), singer Graham Ulicny makes astute observations about life, molded from real-world experience. But the real charm lies in Reptar’s boisterous live shows. Expect this anniversary celebration to relay the same emotive energy that courses through their albums with greater force and synthesized bliss, proving that even existential musings can be fun.

With Material Girls. $16-$19. 7 p.m. (doors). Sun., Dec. 23. Terminal West, 887 West Marietta St. N.W., Studio C. 404-876-5566. www.terminalwestatl.com.

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Neighbor Lady’s brand of tangled, organic rock ’n’ roll delivers copious amounts of wisdom — the kind that can only be gained from experience. The group’s debut LP, Maybe Later, is steeped in misty memories punctuated by occasional bursts of sunlight, all wrapped up in Emily Braden’s passionate voice. Neighbor Lady began as Braden’s solo project, but as a living organism the group couldn’t exist without bassist Merideth Hanscom (Semicircle), drummer Andrew McFarland (Reptar), and guitarist Jack Blauvelt (Dana Swimmer). The embroidered flowers on the album cover set the tone for Braden’s gentle, melancholy visions, which stand out even in the psychedelic warbling of the album’s closer, “Wring Me Out.” It’s often difficult to separate authenticity from aesthetic in folk-rock. Braden’s plain-spoken lyrics, however, overflow with honesty as she channels the casual poetry of Carole King, the shimmering voice of Jenny Lewis, and the mystical energy of Feist.

Though Maybe Later boasts only seven songs, following Neighbor Lady’s winding path can be demanding. Braden clings to her dissolving dreams amid the album’s requisite sad song, “I Wish Nothing,” and it’s worth the emotional toll it takes. Throughout the album, polished hooks meet pastoral, heartland rhythms that invoke a connection to the land, recalling the energy of ’90s era Tom Petty on the intro track “Let it Bleed.” The playing is inspired, even if it’s slightly off the cuff. Braden’s emotional and melodic range ties the record together, leaving the listener swimming in indelible waves of nostalgia. ★★★☆☆


★★★★★ This album will change your life | ★★★★☆ A truly great album | ★★★☆☆ A solid effort, worth a listen | ★★☆☆☆ No thanks | ★☆☆☆☆ Don't bother

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There’s an indelible nostalgia to Surf Punk: Those gleeful, messy guitar riffs crashing like waves against carnal tom beats, channeling unhinged energy to countless DIY bands across the country. Since 2014, Antarcticats have displayed this same abandon at their live shows. The ramshackle crew, led by Andrew Joyce, bypasses any self-consciousness to mainline rock ’n’ roll camaraderie with everyone in the room.

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The record is about relationships and the endless flow of time, which is appropriate for a band who seems to never stop moving, especially on the anthemic “Rectangles.” Even the most relaxed parts of the record shake off any feelings of sluggishness, and the sunny pulse of “Amateur” accentuates the swift nature of Antarcticats’ sound. This also brings us to the pleasant irony of Antarcticats: Only a band who, from the beginning, were so adept at subverting a limiting genre would tread deeper waters without compromising their energy and identity, and I Know You Are, But What Am I? is an album without compromise. ★★★☆☆


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