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Yip Deceiver with Lady Lazarus


Surely Of Montreal bassist Davey Pierce and keyboardist Nicolas Dobbratz didn't issue Yip Deceiver — a self-released, self-titled 7-inch side-project that began streaming without fanfare on in late January — as a make-good for their Athens, Ga., glam band's over-promised, under-delivering 2010 LP False Priest (Polyvinyl), the long-awaited call for intervention on frontman Kevin Barnes' aural sex addiction. Or did they? Both tracks, exuberant A-side "Obnoxia" and its adorable counterpart "For All the Haters," possess more of Barnes' sonic blessings than the entirety of Priest: colliding pinball synths, obese electronic bass, high-heeled melodies and a gay parade of glorious falsettos. About the only things missing are intense self-loathing and out-of-context fellatio references. So Yip Deceiver could stand to be a little more devious. But for fans left wanting by its unholy father's latest sermon, this will seem heaven-sent. Lady Lazarus, aka opaque singer/pianist Melissa Ann Sweat, opens. Tickets $5. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

Feb. 17

Yip Deceiver with Lady Lazarus

10 p.m. Thursday

Howlin' Wolf Den, 901 S. Peters St., 529-5844;

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