Trans Am + Cave

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Trans Am

Just as every dog has its day, so too does every credworthy indie band have its cult classic, and for Washington, D.C., trio Trans Am it’s 1999’s Futureworld. Merging lo-fi art techno with DIY punk in an ironic commentary on premillennial angst, the album conveyed—thanks in part to bassist-keyboardist Nathan Means’s newfound vocoder fetish—a dystopian vision oddly (or aptly) reminiscent of Neil Young’s Trans, cheeky sarcasm included. The group will debut tracks from its recent release, Volume X. Opening is local krautrock outfit Cave.

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