Oppenheimer is the kind of group that sort of makes hate yourself for liking it. This Belfast band’s songs average around two minutes apiece, feature vocoders and come off like the upbeat, twee stylings of Architecture in Helsinki imposed over the synthy, textured sound of Stereolab. Its self-titled debut album beeps and blips through fourteen tracks of what you can imagine crowds of girls in thigh-high American Apparel tube socks jamming to. The sonic equivalent of eating an entire tube of Piroulines, it’s overwhelmingly sweet and catchy electro-tinged music from the British Isles. It’s not guilt-free, but screw it—who doesn’t need a little vocoder in their life? (Seth Mayer)
August 15 at Beat Kitchen.