Tapes 'n Tapes built a lot of buzz with 2005 debut The Loon, and their Pixies/Pavement-inspired jams are still pleasantly satisfying on follow-up Walk It Off, even as the hype dims. But bands are lucky to get their full 15 minutes in today's saturated music landscape, so let's hope Wild Light, Tapes' opening act at The Basement, doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

Tapes 'n Tapes built a lot of buzz with 2005 debut The Loon, and their Pixies/Pavement-inspired jams are still pleasantly satisfying on follow-up Walk It Off, even as the hype dims. But bands are lucky to get their full 15 minutes in today's saturated music landscape, so let's hope Wild Light, Tapes' opening act at The Basement, doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

Wild Light plays melancholy guitar pop. That's not exactly a fresh spring, but it's a deep well for resourceful songwriters like this bunch. They've got a nifty handle on that old trick of setting sad lyrics to happy music, and they're adept at deploying just the right instrument to set the mood, be it a futuristic keyboard or a rustic harmonica.

If the live show is as satisfying as the new Adult Nights, Wild Light might get their moment in the sun after all.