The Helio Sequence
is about as standard-issue as indie-rock gets, with its Pacific Northwest roots; Sub Pop affiliation; and gray, reverby, midtempo songs. This is the part where I crack a joke about sawing logs, but there's something about this band's sound that I really dial into. Keep Your Eyes Ahead
, from 2008, is an album I find myself returning to again and again when my iTunes collection fails to excite me. Its latest, Negotiations
, is maybe a little dreamier and more produced but basically has more of those same lovely, melodic vibes. See 'em tonight, Thursday, November 1, at RecordBar. Support from Drakes Hotel.