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Radio 4’s latest is, by the band’s account, all about New York. And with the industry spotlight once again focused on the Big Apple, it’s probably a good time to follow up a few years of solid macro-indie strides with a record that hits some dance-floor and pop-star buttons. Gotham does that (dub and disco rear their ever-more-popular visages), even as it retains the critics’ Gang of Four tag. Punchy little numbers such as “Our Town” and the standout “Save Your City,” with its bass-hopping early-’80s sound and perfect New Wave pop sensibility, help to dilute Anthony Roman’s frequently flat emoesque vocals. But no one wants to leave home without street cred, and with an arty, old-school PiL song to thank for its name, Radio 4 really can’t afford to hit the pavement with too much slick production. And though a few twangy riffs still make you think earnest college band at times (“Calling All Enthusiasts”), overall, Gotham sees Radio 4 trying to broaden its palette. Show up early to watch D.C.’s own French Toast (punk veterans Jerry Busher and James Canty, who’ve previously joined forces in All Scars) try to set the table for Radio 4’s post-punk disco party at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Black Cat’s Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $5. (202) 667-7960. (Mark Williams)