Believe it or not, the Scottish indie-pop combo Trashcan Sinatras who formed more than 20 years ago never broke up, though as the title of their debut 1990 single Obscurity Knocks augured, theyve been pretty M.I.A. here in the States since the early 90s. During their early Cake/Ive Seen Everything heyday, the groups melodically rich, romantic, occasionally bittersweet guitar-pop earned repeated comparisons to the Smiths, and not unfairly so the jangly six-strings and melodramatic croons were lifted straight from the Marr/Morrissey playbook. And their tunes slotted nicely next to the refined, semi-twee likes of the Housemartins and Aztec Camera, too. The usual lineup changes and label problems, coupled with the rise of grunge, pretty much did the Trashcan Sinatras in over here, and theyve gone long stretches without performing live. But 2004s unexpectedly excellent, critically acclaimed Weightlifting generated renewed interest in the bands simple pop pleasures, and theyre taking another stab at success with a big tour, reissues of the back catalog, and a brand-new studio album, In the Music, from which theyre certain to draw heavily this evening. With Brookville.
Mon., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., 2009