When: Thu., June 20 2013
jazz-oriented indie rock trio, 11 p.m.
Brooklyn indie rock trio Les Racquet — bassist Kenny Murphy, percussionist Daniel Malone, and vocalist Patrick Carroll — dropped their self-titled debut a little over two years ago and their second album, Be Water My Friend, in 2012. This year the trio is touring in support of their third release, Whale Hail. On their latest, the self-described “jazzers” combine quirky vocals with laid-back riffs and groove-driving rhythms. After hitting the road hard and cranking out one LP after another, the band’s hard work seems to be paying off. “It’s been a long time since we played for nobody,” Malone says. Be that as it may, the skins player says he finds the whole experience “humbling.” “It’s been so seamless. Everything has fallen into place exactly how we wanted it to,” he says. —Tom Pernecker THURSDAY