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Perhaps there are more unlikely candidates than Michael Gira to head up the still-going psych-folk revival, but it still seems strange that the former leader of the Swans has become the Alan Lomax of the Brooklyn-loft acoustic set. A couple of years ago, Gira discovered a squatting, busking moppet named Devendra Banhart, who has since become the hirsute poster boy of the modern psych-folk scene. Since then, Gira’s Young God label has become the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy for young, hairy tunesmiths, most recently the Akron/Family. The folktronica quartet’s self-titled debut release is impressive, and Gira liked the creative energy he felt so much that he employed the four to be his backing band for his new disc, The Angels of Light Sing “Other People.” The newest graduates of the Michael Gira School for a New Beard America matriculate, accompanied by their headmaster, at 8:30 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $12. (703) 522-8340. (David Dunlap Jr.)