L.A.s Foreign Born stretch and reach out farther than ever before on their new full-length, Person To Person (Secretly Canadian), which finds the band in confident command of ideas, influences and ambitions. And this just might hoist them out of their hometown and toward the insatiable sort of adoration that devours Fleet Foxes and Arcade Fires and deposits Mercury Prizes behind. Meticulously arranged indie-popthink Walkmen or French Kicksunfolds with precise references to outré visionaries like Dennis Wilson (Vacationing People), King Sunny Ade (Early Warnings), the Mekons (That Old Sun) and even the wild spiral-pattern guitar players in Sublime Frequencies favorites like Group Inerane. Its an unpredictable listen and an unexpectedin all the best waysaccomplishment.
Tue., July 14, 9 p.m., 2009