One can never have enough noise rock, and even in a banner year, Fang Island’s self-titled debut stands out for technical chops and fury. The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Rhode Island quartet tasted mainstream familiarity earlier this year when its song “Daisy” was borrowed for a promo for MTV’s The Buried Life, but it’s the group’s modern yet classically anthemic approach to prog-rock that keeps me coming back. Tracks like “Sideswiper” recall Ted Leo’s Living With the Living as much as they do pillars of the genre like Rush’s “The Spirit of Radio,” while “Davy Crockett” sounds like one of the songs Boston never wrote. Enjoy Fang Island’s ear-splitting rock on election night. Even if the votes break against you, at least there’s still solid music to celebrate.
FANG ISLAND PERFORMS WITH DELICATE STEVE AND THE BLACK GIRLS AT 8 P.M. AT ROCK & ROLL HOTEL, 1353 H ST. NE. $12-$14. (202) 388-7625.