Dude York

The local rock trio Dude York—lead singer/guitarist Peter Richards, drummer Andrew Hall, bassist Alex Cassidy—operates on the “louder is better” principal. On the band’s explosive self-released first album, Gangs of Dude York (which is currently available for free download via Bandcamp), Richards sings in an excitable, throaty howl that uncannily resembles Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner. Dude York’s songs have simple enough pop melodies, but the guitars ramble and squeal at will, with the drums hastening to keep up; the songs rush forward at an occasionally demonic speed. Live, that raucous sound is replicated to an even noisier, more swaggering extent. To those who think Seattle’s indie music scene is in desperate need of a good shaking up (yes, please), Dude York’s dramatic and manic sound is an entirely welcome one. With Sons of Neptune, Below Blackstar. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Tue., June 14, 9 p.m., 2011

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