A sum of its influences, the band compensates for its trickle-down sound on its latest LP, Fever, through its solid musicianship. Gnarly dual-guitar heroics and the perfectly matched male-female harmonies of Bret Constantino and former member Rachel Fannan make for an oddly compelling fusion. Fever was a stand-out record of 2010 with its eclectic blend of gorgeous folksy acoustic numbers, druggy slow-burn jams and stretched-out stoner-rock anthems. Sleepy Sun is a young band with promise, and its energetic live show should prove anything but tiresome.
Sleepy Sun, with White Hills and Thee Water MoccaSins. Tuesday, May 3, at Crosstown Station.