Unnatural Helpers

When Sub Pop sales manager Dean Whitmore isn’t helping proliferate Jonathan Poneman’s stable of bands, he holds down dual duties as the drummer and frontman for the Unnatural Helpers, a delightfully melodic garage rock outfit that has recently completed work on a new record with producer Kurt Bloch. The first single, “Sunshine/Pretty Girls,” is so ridiculously infectious that one listen will lodge it in your eternal jukebox for days on end. It’s a shame that Dutchess and the Duke’s Kimberly Morrison is no longer in the band, but at least a fine candidate like Andrew Sullivan from the Trashies has picked up her duties. With Thee Oh Sees, Urinals. HANNAH LEVIN

Fri., Feb. 19, 9:30 p.m., 2010