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More genre-decadent than genre-defying, Philly avant-rock sextet Need New Body’s second and latest full-length, UFO, wastes little time with any single musical style. One minute the band is dusting off its Devo helmets; the next it’s splashing on some patchouli and pulling out the acoustics. But if schizophrenia is the rule of the album, the brief tracks themselves are never as unnerving as the band’s label would have you believe. Whether rendering inane novelty-pop (“Beach”), instrumental prog-punk (“I Know”), or planned-community hiphop (“Dr. Spliffin’s Food Drive”), Need New Body sticks to its one-song-one-sound strategy throughout. Of course, this doesn’t make for much of a unified aesthetic. Mess-thetic is more like it. But, by the same token, UFO is never less than unpredictable. Need New Body plays with Hella and Make Believe at 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Next Door, 1017 7th St. NW. $8. (202) 783-3933. (Brent Burton)