Don’t be fooled by Slowdim’s name! For one thing, the band has a sharp power-pop brain, honed by each member’s years with a whole bunch of other killer local acts (This Car Up, The Shills, and 28 Degrees Taurus, to name a few). For another, their songs will actually light you up fast. Their self-titled first record sounds like running through the woods in the middle of June — sun-dappled guitars, mossy basslines, breathless harmonies balancing on logs (for a signpost, check out opening track “Upstream,” which urges “let’s paddle upstream!” while also inducing the kind of fist-pumping that makes all paddling impossible). Come to Great Scott tonight for the Bowery Boston-helmed album release, and celebrate along with Night Fruit, who are cool and free and intimate as an evening skinny-dip, and Fedavees, who strut-squall out of the surf and into your ears like bristly early mammals.
9 pm // $8 // 18+