Since debuting at a Halloween party in 2008 - costumes included Tina Turner, The Riddler, a British police officer and a circus ringleader - Columbus band Burglar has become known for donning suave attire. It's a fitting look for a band that prides itself on thrifting through decades' worth of timeless sounds.

Since debuting at a Halloween party in 2008 - costumes included Tina Turner, The Riddler, a British police officer and a circus ringleader - Columbus band Burglar has become known for donning suave attire. It's a fitting look for a band that prides itself on thrifting through decades' worth of timeless sounds.

"The styles we do are classic. They're not a trend," keyboardist Ryan McIntyre said. "It's not what's hot. It's what's good."

It's also tough to pin down. Countless styles are in the mix, from jazz to samba to punk to soul to surf rock, all colored by Lindsay Ciulla's mellophone blasts and blurts. They streamline the disparate strains into something raw and rumbling but instantly accessible.

"We try to throw a party," drummer Adam Scoppa explained.

Burglar formed from the ashes of Maple Brown and the Downtown Sound, a group featuring McIntyre, guitarist Adam Smith and bassist Spencer Morgan. The new project picked up steam throughout 2009, making a name on Columbus stages while recording a self-titled debut with producer Brian Simakis.

Their momentum was squashed when their firecracker of a lead singer, Mehgan Alexandra Hutchinson, took an eight-month trip to Argentina to study primates. Now that she's back, so is Burglar.

"We just picked right back up," Hutchinson said. "I had gotten back on a Friday night. We practiced on a Saturday night."

They'll finally release their album Saturday at Skully's alongside Phantods and Two Cow Garage. After that, they'll continue to rock stages regularly and attempt to channel their "weird sort of camaraderie" into another album's worth of music. One gets the sense that even if no one was listening they'd still keep cranking out songs in the basement and loving every minute of it.

"We are drinking buddies first," Scoppa said, "and bandmates second."