With a couple of EPs recently released, local four-piece Sally seems ready to put on the indie-rock crown, as it’s one of the better, straightforward rock groups in the city. “The Picardy Third EP,” the band’s four-song collection on Paribus Records, boasts tank-heavy guitars and bass, along with Charlie Deets’ distorted vocals. It’s heavier than you’d expect, and live, the volume raises eyebrows as the force of the band endlessly surprises. Positively infectious, Sally fuses space-rock elements with witty lyricism, like on the closer, “The Inaccurate Conception of Our Child,” which is also, melodically, the best song on the record. However, it would be intriguing to hear this band, to hear Deets’ voice, without all the garbled shit-fuzz he puts on his voice. While it works here, it probably won’t work forever. (Tom Lynch)
June 15 at Beat Kitchen.