Music: Garage rock by The Estrogen Highs on Wed., Aug. 14, at 8 PM

Trouble in Mind recording artists The Estrogen Highs play in the Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, Aug. 14. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

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From the Trouble in Mind Records Web site:

The anxiously awaited follow up to the Estrogen Highs excellent self-released 2011 album “Friends and Relatives” is finally here and let us be the first to say that if you aren’t already a fan of these guys, you are about to become one. After two LP’s, one 12″ EP, four 7-inches, and one cassette, the project that started as Stefan Christensen in 2007 playing and recording everything by himself has now fully jelled into a rock-solid, full-band quartet.

“Irrelevant Future” synthesizes all of the bands best attributes into one hit packed, perfectly paced LP. It expounds on the the wiry (and Wire-y) DIY whiffs from previous releases, emphasizes the thinking mans punk of the Minutemen and all the while an under-current of Kiwi-jangle ebbs and flows. With all of this in mind Estrogen Highs thankfully don’t sacrifice the off-kilter weirdness that already established fans know and love. Songs like “Alchemy Contest” and “Status Quo (Oh No)” have a quirky melodic sensibility that plays off intricate guitar and bass lines. “Grass of Leaves” holds down the chugga-chugga punk angle while “They Told Me I Was Everything” meditates on Shakesperean betrayal. And just when you think you’ve got a handle on the record’s direction, they hammer you with “Seventh Sunday of the Ordinary Times”, a “ripper” if there ever was one in the band’s canon. The album’s closer “I Wanna Be Tall” is a measured leap forward, focusing the band’s strength’s into the first perfect pop song of 2012—guaranteed to be stuck in your head for days! The first edition LP of 500 copies comes pressed on 150gm randomly mixed vinyl & includes a download code. CD is packaged in a LP-style slip-sleeve pocket!

The band’s lineup is Stefan Christensen (guitar and vocals), Mark Scialabba (guitar and bass), Wes Nelson (bass, guitar and vocals) and Ross Menze (drums).

Check out some of The Estrogen Highs’ performance at Williantic Records last year:

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

• Wednesday, Aug. 7. BRAZILIAN MUSIC: SAMBELEZA

• Thursday, Aug. 8. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ILANA ZSIGMOND

• Monday, Aug. 12. FILM SCREENING: “CRASH”

• Wednesday, Aug. 14. GARAGE ROCK/PUNK: THE ESTROGEN HIGHS

• Thursday, Aug. 15. JAZZ: THE NICK Di MARIA QUARTET

• Monday, Aug. 19. FILM SCREENING: “THE WAR WITHIN”

• Thursday, Aug. 22. MULTI-MEDIA: HAPPENING/NOW

• Monday, Aug. 26. FILM SCREENING: “THE OTHER SON”

• Thursday, Aug. 29. SOLO POP: SOLIN