Nativity Singers (Lexington, KY)

Nativity Singers (Lexington, KY)

Nativity Singers (Lexington, Ky.)

Art Pop

Mixing sublime Pop hooks with anxious rhythms, vintage synth pulsations and sideways guitar riffs, the trio Nativity Singers formed in Lexington, Ky., at the start of the decade. Singer/guitarist Dave Cobb has a rich voice that drives home the melodic message even more effectively, his frenetic fretwork painting shapes like abstract art in the background as bassist Nick Coleman and drummer Hiram Lee studiously nail down the dance rhythms with mathematical deliberation. The band released a great self-titled EP last summer, notching a nod of approval from music blog You Ain’t No Picasso and scoring local radio play. Next up for the band will be recording its debut full-length.

YOU'LL DIG IF YOU DIG: Television, Pere Ubu and Gang of Four joining forces and starting a slanted Alien Disco band. (MB)