Tonight, the Polyphonic Spree and Sarah Jaffe take over the Central Presbyterian Church, bringing two expansive (and very different) takes on classic pop songwriting. But get there early: Austin’s Burgess Meredith opens the show, offering a third pop perspective that’s not to be missed.
Formed in 2010, the group’s members have spent time with the Lemurs and the Polyphonic Spree, taking their name from the actor who popularized the Penguin in the campy Batman TV series of the 1960s. Likewise, Burgess Meredith (the band) takes its cues from the ’60s, matching colorful keyboards with airy girl-guy harmonies. They’re sharper than a lot of ’60s-derived garage groups, spiking their songs with darker passages (akin to Of Montreal). While hard at work on a follow-up, we’re offering a cut from their 2012 debut EP Banana Moon as today’s song of the day–the twisting-and-turning “Me As In You.”