Polysics: Devo meets Deerhoof.
Polysics: Devo meets Deerhoof.


Polysics perform Friday, November 9, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600. Hello­goodbye, Say Anything and Young Love are also on the bill.

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Polysics are Japan's Devo. The foursome stands proudly clad in orange jumpsuits and spacey spectacles on the cover of their latest album, Polysics or Die!!! Vista (a re-release from 2005 with some added tracks), further welcoming the comparison. They sound exactly how you'd think a Japanese Devo would, except now they seem to be progressing into Deerhoof territory, mingling quirky post-punk with abstract musicality. On the new album, the group occasionally wanders from this sound for a few disappointing J-pop musings, but always manages to land back on its familiar synth-fueled beats. Visiting Houston on the MySpace Music Tour alongside radio-friendly pop-rockers Say Anything and Hellogoodbye, the group will no doubt gain a wider following with their zany live set — they rarely leave a disappointed fan in the house. Better still, they're out first, so those in the know can leave before having to sit through the evening's lamer bands.

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