Two of the best new bands to recently emerge from the city, Office and The 1900s, bring their indie-pop to the Double Door stage, a sensible pairing of tarts that should play all their shows together. Office’s “Q & A” combines dance-pop with rock song temperament, and leader Scott Masson’s vocal delivery and lyrical weaving is both endearing and artfully perceptive. The 1900s, one of my new favorites, fuse sixties-pop with a grand curtain of current indie rock glow—their six members create a wholeheartedly atmospheric experience on stage, each song a gem, each chord progression and vocal melody freeing and startling. Those harmonies astound. “The Plume Delivery” EP, the band’s only release so far, is a prize local release from this year, perhaps the best. (Tom Lynch)
July 1 at Double Door.