Golden Sombrero revives the golden days of slacker-rock, bringing the unruly guitars and heavy-lidded melodies of Superchunk, Built to Spill and Dinosaur Jr. to local stages. The quartet’s roots stretch back to College Station, where core members Todd Hansen and Grant Nunneley started the group while students at Texas A&M. They moved to Houston the next year and locked in Golden Sombrero’s current lineup — original bassist Cody Franklin rejoining on lead guitar — a few months before releasing debut Replacement Level in the summer of 2015. Friday’s show is the release party for sophomore LP Defensive Indifference, an easygoing and ingratiating album buoyed by the comfortable grooves and bold hooks of tracks like “Wasting You Again” and “Made In the Shade.”
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