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Into It. Over It., the World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Kittyhawk 

When: Sat., March 1, 6:30 p.m. 2014
Price: $13
Emo-leaning Brooklyn indie-rock band A Great Big Pile of Leaves dropped You’re Always on My Mind (Topshelf) in July, and its easygoing, accessible songs sound made for summer. But while, say, the tropical breeze of the guitar on “Back to School” dares me to put on flip-flops, the album also reminds me a little of winter—because AGBPOL play their unruffled melodies with such fluid precision, they glide like Olympic speed skaters. You’re Always on My Mind is irresistibly catchy, with just the right amount of sweetness, and tracks such as “Slumber Party” and “Pet Mouse” feel as buoyant as helium balloons straining to escape into the sky—a lot like the best material from Tokyo Police Club. I’ve been waiting for those underappreciated Canadian pop-rockers to deliver a proper successor to 2010’s Champ, but I’m happy to keep listening to You’re Always on My Mind instead—it’s just as sprightly and fun, and as an extra bonus AGBPOL use the occasional chunky, hard-edged emo riff and sing about how much they love pizza. —Leor Galil Into It. Over It. headlines; the World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, and Kittyhawk open.

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