While Mahgeetah‘s sound is not the garage fuzz we’ve grown accustomed to hearing in San Francisco–it’s cleaner, not glossy but finished with a certain luster that shines in the absence of the layers and layers of reverb we’re used to–the band definitely takes listeners into familiar territory with threads of blues, folk and soul woven throughout its rock and roll fabric. From the chugging rhythms of “West Coast Air,” to the gentle twang of “Wheels,” the band’s debut album, Heavy Baby, sounds just as good blaring from a stereo system as it does turned down to a whisper you can fall asleep to, break up to or make out to. Lyrically, the four guys of Mahgeetah aren’t afraid to highlight their sensitive sides, and they pull it off with a certain ease that comes from a mixture of championing their influences and having a collective, cohesive idea of where they want to take them.

The band is opening up Brick & Mortar this Thursday, September 12th, along with Seattle-based outfits The Moondoggies and The Maldives. If you dig these two stand-out tracks off of Heavy Baby, featured below, or if you’re into My Morning Jacket (hint: Mahgeetah is!), show up early!

The Moondoggies, The Maldives, Mahgeetah
Brick & Mortar
September 12, 2013
9pm, $10-12, 18+