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The Orchidales, Forest Tourist, Secret Hospital, Habitat, Such Mad Hope 

When: Tue., June 5 2012
Price: $7-$9
FOREST TOURIST Self-described “trash-pop” from the increasingly fertile Charleston, S.C., indie scene, this young quartet’s music is notable for its carnival-funhouse keys, fuzzed-out guitars, energetic tempos and singer Edward Burroughs’ half-slacker/half-crooner vocals (is that some Julian Casablancas I hear in there?). The lead single “Winnebago Dreams” off their new EP, Pop Reject, has been a show-topping anthem in the band’s hometown, and is well-worth a bandcamp.com visit; its extended bridge/outro also suggests there’s more to the songwriting than just “trash” or “pop.” Bright future? Quite possibly. (John Schacht)

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