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NOISE ROCK | The Branch Davidians

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Don't worry, The Branch Davidians aren't part of any cult, so it won't try to convert you. The noise pop band takes on an experimental vibe as chief songwriter Ben Stephanus (vocals and guitar), Chelsea Riegal (background and vocals), Greg Stella (bass and synthesizer), and Jon Stevens (drums) unpacks the tunes on its latest EP, "Sex, Death, and Things Less Boring." It's quite a collection of art-school shoegaze filled with the mystical — also the gospel-influenced final track "Blessed Water" sounds completely genius. This show is the "Sex, Death, and Things Less Boring" EP release party.

The Branch Davidians perform with Astraea and House Majority on Friday, September 2, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $6. bugjar.com; thebranchdavidians.com.

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