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Grave Babies, Fever, Perpetual Ritual 

When: Thu., Aug. 25, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $7
If the phrase "enthusiastic nihilism" seems contradictory, give a listen to Seattle noisemakers Grave Babies. Building on the blurry appeal established by 2009's Deathface (which continues to make waves in independent markets in Japan and Europe), the quartet, anchored by Danny Wahlfeldt's lyrics and unique aesthetic, are embarking on their first domestic tour in support of their new 7-inch from Hardly Art. Title track "Pleasures" is rooted in a classic pop sensibility almost smothered by gleeful distortion, while the B-side, "Deathwish," takes a spookier turn and a heavier hand with the reverb pedal, showing the gloomy underbelly of a band thoroughly dismayed with the state of affairs, yet still interested, as their new single's title suggests, in pursuing the finer things in life as they drift toward doom. MARANDA BISH


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