by Robert Bell
THE YOUNG MATHS
8:30 p.m. Revolution. $5 for ages 21 and up, $8 under 21.
This young quartet out of McAllen, Texas, takes the tenor of what one might call, for lack of a better term, "emo," and weds it to the discordant din of the post-punk revivalists of the early aughts. That means lots of tight, syncopated beats, thumping bass and jagged wedges of angular guitar reminiscent of the spikier moments of Les Savy Fav.
The band is on tour for its debut full-length, "Errorrs." While a lot of the record hews pretty close to The Rapture's '01-'04 playbook, The Young Maths sound more convincing and less contrived than their once-buzzed-about predecessor.
The title song on "Errorrs" veers into some PiL-type weirdness there for a sec, and the album's last one, "Practicing Invisibility," features some interestingly repetitive pluckin' and strummin' on the acoustic guit-box, amid booming synth drums and swaths of squelchy feedback.