Sour Notes

Austin’s Sour Notes play lulling, ghostly, fully realized melodies not terribly far from Bright Eyes or the Decemberists. And they do so with a degree of bitterness and rancor — directed both inward and outward — that places the quartet closer to noted indie-folk grouches like Bill Callahan and Cat Power. Their subdued, hummable nature does nothing to lessen the lyrical sting of songs like “Weak at Heart,” “It’s Easier to Be a Hypocrite” or “The Truth in Our Lies,” and may sharpen it to an even deadlier point. You know what they say…it’s always the quiet ones you have to watch out for. Though Saturday’s show is officially a release for their

The Meat of the Fruit

EP, expect plenty of material from LP

Received in Bitterness

, due out later this year. Lymbyc System kicks things off at 8 p.m. The Mink/Backroom, 3718 Main. For tickets and information, call 713-522-9985 or visit www.themink.org/backroom.

Sat., May 24, 8 p.m., 2008

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