Local dance-rocker trio Nick D' & the Believers emerged in late 2012 with the single "Find a Little Love." Judging by the songs off the crew's third and most recent EP, Wanted, which the musicians will celebrate with a record release show at Spacebar on Friday, Feb. 20, the bandmates are still on the prowl - though their appetites have grown a little more, uh, mature.

Local dance-rocker trio Nick D’ & the Believers emerged in late 2012 with the single “Find a Little Love.” Judging by the songs off the crew’s third and most recent EP, Wanted, which the musicians will celebrate with a record release show at Spacebar on Friday, Feb. 20, the bandmates are still on the prowl — though their appetites have grown a little more, uh, mature.

“You want to kiss me, baby,” drawls frontman/keyboardist Nick D’Andrea on “Mercy, Mercy,” a strutting tune that sounds akin to posting up at 16-Bit at its most crowded. “I want to f--k.”

Elsewhere, D’Andrea, who’s joined here by drummer Joseph Barker and guitarist Kerry Henderson, keeps it comparatively PG, turning out songs about breaking down a lover’s defenses (the glimmering, Passion Pit-esque title track) and holding tight to whatever matters most (“Don’t Go,” a gurgling earworm built around a wordless chant). Though the sound is undeniably radio-friendly — there’s a reason the band has landed songs on TV shows like “Pretty Little Liars” and “About a Boy” — enough scruff remains to remind these songs were crafted by human hands.

It’s an approach D’Andrea touched on in the band’s online bio, writing, “Ohio has a dirtier sound that’s not glamorous, [and] we leave that grit in the music.”

Kid Runner and the Receiver open the show.

Photo by Meghan Ralston