Think About Life

“Havin’ My Baby” – the best track this Quebec four-piece’s second full-length, Family – effervescently incorporates a sped-up, chipmunk-style clip of Wham!’s “Everything She wants” over frenetic keyboards, while “Johanna” opens with a groovy flute solo sample before breaking into big band horns. It’s a lot of material to take in. But Think About Life adroitly ties it all in with their own throbbing bass solos, descanting vocals, poetically spirited lyrics (on “Sweet Sixteen,” they sing, “Oh in the summer nights dancing in the gay clubs/All the magic was brewing, we slept late every day/You’re the pearl in my heart, the golden seashell in my dreams”), and some fantastic four-on-the-floor beats. I doubt there’ll be a better dance party at the Crocodile this year. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Mon., March 29, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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