The august Brooklyn funk collective's third proper album, "Myth Takes," expands on its self-styled "electro-acoustic no-wave post-disco" sound by throwing more hip-hop and metal into the already crowded mix.
The septet's percussion-heavy songs have always worked better as dance floor workouts than as stand-alone compositions, but the new attention to sonic detail may win them fresh admirers among people who tend to hang at the edges. And while politics has been downplayed this time, the group still fronts the freak factor, especially on the brief and potent "All My Heroes Are Weirdos" and "Bend Over Beethoven." "Give it a new name" sings John Pugh in his ecstatic falsetto, attempting to lure the rhythmically challenged into the pit, and if the armchair enthusiasts keep the pumping "Heart of Hearts" on rotation, with its wave-after-wave of funk signifiers, they'll find there's nowhere else to go. Don't spare the exclamation marks.
GREEN STAGE, 7/28, 2:20 pm