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The Temper Trap/Warpaint 

8 p.m. Wednesday, June 9. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

The Temper Trap bridges the gap between radio-ready and indie-approved. The Aussie quartet crafts immaculate pop songs with epic guitars and stadium-size sound, but frontman Dougie Mandagi's soaring falsetto nixes any unseemly U2 comparisons. The lovely petit four of a song, "Sweet Disposition," was featured prominently in last summer's aggressive ad campaign for indie film (500) Days of Summer. Any other song would have worn out its welcome, but "Disposition" is too damn catchy to hate. Opening the night is Warpaint, an LA-based dream-psych girl group. Its atmospheric 2009 EP, Exquisite Corpse, is full of swoony slowcore tracks that make you want to break up with your boyfriend just so you have something to be depressed about. Warpaint's hypnotic, rainy-day sound and experimental tendencies should juxtapose nicely with the Temper Trap's well-produced polish.

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