When: Thu., Nov. 17, 10 p.m. 2016
Equal parts Superchunk and Slowdive, March and Beauty are a blossoming quartet that loosely reflect the hipster ethos of their Austin home. The wise music veterans dial down the weirdness of their funky college town with a digestible version of indie rock that’s atmospheric without being too artsy. (If the group still feels somewhat cryptic, the bandmates offhandedly describe themselves as 4AD with a side of Merge Records.) On their latest release – August’s Summer Said – March and Beauty are elevated by the soaring vocals of frontwoman Terri Dittmar, who oats across the breadth of her pitch with the raspy ease of Blonde Redhead’s feminine installation. Toe tappin’ indie undercurrents, the elegant March and Beauty strike a happy balance between childlike wonder and mature restraint.