The Knoxville, Tennessee alt-rock group is finally poised to hit the big time after years of doing it by themselves. Thanks to an arrangement with record label Audio Eagle (which released their their third disc, “Let it Bleep”), they can now afford luxuries like a booking agent and a publicist—something they couldn’t even think about when they first went on tour in support of 2007’s “We Breed Champions.” Back then, they had to do everything on their own—a thankless task young musicians have to go through as they pay their dues. Newly focused solely on making music, the quintet formed by Ryan Schaefer (vocals, keyboards, beats), Henry Gibson (bass), Chris Rusk (drums), Brandon Biondo and Sam Stratton (guitars) came up with a solid album that features a cohesive mix of electronica, garage rock and other tendencies. Schaefer’s vocals scream over the instrumentation effectively, while the guitars give the music the kind of texture the Rolling Stones would have had they appeared during the twenty-first century. This is certainly a group to keep your eyes and ears open to in the coming decade. (Ernest Barteldes)
October 23 at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 525-2508, at 10:30pm. $12.