Grass Widow

After releasing just one record with Kill Rock Stars, 2010's solid Past Time, the San Francisco post-punk trio Grass Widow returned this year with their third LP, Internal Logic, which they put out on their own label, HLR Records. (The name is an acronym of the first names of all three members—Hannah Lew, Lillian Maring, Raven Mahon). Internal Logic starts out with some squiggling synth noise that sounds like alien transmissions and leads into "Goldilocks Zone," in which the girls muse, "Look at the sky/No one there to find." The song sets the tone for the rest of the album—spacey, curious songs that buzz with a propulsive, glowing energy. On the Star Trek-referencing "Spock on MUNI," the album's standout, the band's la-la'ing three-part harmonies sound positively celestial. With Plaided, Wimps. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Wed., Sept. 12, 8 p.m., 2012

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