Brooklyn's Suckers mostly draw from moody indie rock epics by the likes of Wolf Parade and the Walkmen and '80s art-pop icons like Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel. Yet they're not mere imitators, thanks to the power of inventive presentation.

Brooklyn's Suckers mostly draw from moody indie rock epics by the likes of Wolf Parade and the Walkmen and '80s art-pop icons like Talking Heads and Peter Gabriel. Yet they're not mere imitators, thanks to the power of inventive presentation.

These guys get a lot of mileage out of programmed drums and crazy synth sounds that knock otherwise straightforward songs slightly and pleasantly askew. Listening to "Wild Smile," you get the sense the songs could take a left turn at any moment.

Ironically, signature song "It Gets Your Body Movin'" is probably the least ass-shaking song in their catalog. Rather, it's the sort of anthem intended for lifting lighters in arenas.

Phantods and Maza Blaska round out a diverse and enticing bill.