Voyager One

Saturday, April 5

Burbling, underwater guitars, reverberations that pierce the atmosphere and dive deep underground, slow and steady bass, and the chink of a tambourine, drawn out like the slowest bump and grind of a dancer's hips: that's "Give," from Voyager One's newest album Afterhours in the Afterlife, and it isn't even the best track. That'd be "Sine Waves," a multilayered daydream praised with expletives on the BBC, or opener "Here," which sets the album's narcotized tone perfectly. Did I mention how Peter Marchese's voice now seems to transmit all the sex of Black Celebration era Dave Gahan's, minus the gothic airs? It's no wonder that "Gun," from V1's Monster Zero made its way into the pants of a Suicide Girls soundtrack. If only the other bands knew how to do it so well. With Head Like a Kite, the Upsidedown and the Kindness Kind. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599. 8 p.m. $8. RACHEL SHIMP

Sat., April 5, 8 p.m., 2008

 
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