With a sound that’s a little bit Cocteau Twins, a little bit Throwing Muses, it wouldn’t be surprising if askew Philly popsters Arc In Round eventually get snatched up by revered UK boutique label 4AD Records. But, for the present, the foursome is concentrating on its long-in-the-making debut. This Thursday, Dec. 2, the band is putting out the Diagonal Fields EP; the record-release show at Johnny Brenda’s also features Golden Ages, Post Post, and Pink Skull on the bill. Keep an eye on the band heading into 2011, since its debut full-length (which reportedly features collaborations with scene buds Chris Ward of Pattern Is Movement and Kurt Vile) is fixing to be a noisy, blissful tour de force.
Arc In Round performs with Golden Ages, Post Post, and Pink Skull at 9 p.m. at Johnny Brenda’s; tickets to the 21+ show are $10.