After drummer Pat Pengelly left amiably for law school in 2009, Canadian band Bedouin Soundclash found themselves becalmed for a moment. But just for a moment. They launched their own label, Pirates Blend, and singer Jay Malinowski released a solo album, and after a year and a half, they were back at full power. Last years Light the Horizon (produced by DJ/producer King Britt) punctuated their roots-style sound with genre experiments reminiscent in spirit (if not exactly in sound) of the Clashs expansive Sandinista. What could have been a disaster has resulted in their strongest album to date, said Canadian CMJ analog ChartAttackambitious, daring and focused despite its fearlessness. Witness them rejuvenated and ready at the Galaxy.
Fri., June 3, 8 p.m., 2011