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Beatlesque pop may not be the most innovative genre of indie music, but it’s by far the best sounding. The reigning minstrels of the sound are the Apples in Stereo, led by the multitalented Robert Schneider. Although the band displayed its best hooks and interlocking melodies on 1995’s Fun Trick Noisemaker, its latest record, Her Wallpaper Reverie, is a fantastic addition to its discography. “Strawberryfire” cites the obvious psychedelic touchstone, “Drifting Patterns” dabbles in electronica, and the simple “Y2K” meshes ’60s pop and today’s Zeitgeist. Tonight’s bill also features Beulah, Schneider proteges from San Francisco; their second long player, When Your Heartstrings Break, sounds like Ben Lee fronting Belle and Sebastian. The Lovers open at 9:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $7. (202) 667-7960. (Tina Plottel)