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God bless X, Sonic Youth, Superchunk, Quasi, and the White Stripes for giving us coupling without the mush factor. Because we gotta face facts: The sound of pussy-whippage is terrible on the ears. Indie rock must no longer allow a place for postcoital cuddling, sharing sweaters, songs about your baby, songs meant for your baby, lyrics swearing “I’ll wait for you,” or liner notes thanking “Uncle Miggy for help with taking care of Storey while we made this music.” Daniel Littleton and Elizabeth Mitchell are the married part of Ida—once Lisa Loeb’s backing band—and they make nice, bland harmonies while faking disappointment with stark guitar noise and the required sad-sack minor piano chords on their latest, Heart Like a River. Self-righteously demand to know who names a kid Storey when Ida plays with Rachel’s at 9 p.m. on the Black Cat’s Mainstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $13. (202) 667-7960. (Jason Cherkis)