Local duo My Gold Mask shapes spooky futuristic tribal anthems dotted with nods to early-nineties alternative-rock. It’s experimentalism with hooks, as singer Gretta Rochelle’s often-soaring voice battles the brain. Song “Violet Eyes” boasts a rather infectious chorus melody that’ll soundtrack your day, at least in your head. “I like shooting arrows in the dark,” Rochelle sings, and it feels as if she’s blindly taken aim at your sanity. The dark mood and gothic tones work as well, even when the two-piece lurks around dance-rock territory, like on “Bitches.” (“Leave your bitches at the door,” Rochelle demands of us.) My Gold Mask creates some interesting material that’s not easy to put your finger on; seeing it live might help, and the band plays a free Monday night show at Bottle before heading off for South By Southwest. (Tom Lynch)
My Gold Mask plays March 15 at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, at 9pm. Free.