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Friday To-Do: Nervous Curtains and New Fumes

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Nervous Curtains plays Maxines Friday night.
  • Nervous Curtains plays Maxine's Friday night.

NERVOUS CURTAINS, NEW FUMES
8 p.m. Maxine's. $5.

Bummed-out vibes are the dominant mode on "Fake Infinity," the latest album from Dallas post-punkers Nervous Curtains. It's a piano and drums affair, swathed in buzzing washes of synthesizer that are by turns icy, dissonant, gloomy, foreboding, ominous.

Listening to the album feels just a bit like sitting on the floor of a bombed out apartment at 3 a.m., staring at a mute, flickering TV set while across the hall a party full of Xanax zombies rumbles numbly toward the oblivion of dawn. Or something like that. As described on the group's bandcamp page, "This is certainly no beach party."

New Fumes, also of Dallas, is a one-man psychedelic pop outfit, most recently in town opening for The Polyphonic Spree and also featured on The Flaming Lips latest album, "Heady Fwends."

After the jump, check out "Come Around Viral" by Nervous Curtains and "Millennium Crux" from New Fumes.


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