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Towards the climax of the song “Habit” from Ought’s 2014 debut album More Than Any Other Day, the Montreal post-punk group hits its listeners with one of life’s enduring questions of love and companionship: “Do you feel it/ Like I feel it?” On the band’s rowdy and excellent sophomore album Sun Coming Down, though, lead singer Tim Beeler seems to shun the importance of asking such a question, instead suggesting it’s the small, boring minutiae of everyday life that keeps people connected and happy. “Suit and tie/ Fits okay/ Don’t take much/ To make my day,” he sings on the noisy “Celebration.” The record’s standout song, “Beautiful Blue Sky,” sums up this point the best, especially when Beeler sings, “It’s all that we have/ That, and the big, beautiful blue sky,” as if to say: Nothing makes sense, but the sky is transcendent, and that’s something we can see and feel together. Ought performs with Priests at 7:30 p.m. at The Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $15. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.org.