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Sleepyhead’s label describes the band’s Late Night Thinking EP as “six bold new adventures from NYC’s best-kept pop secret.” The members of Sleepyhead—guitarist Chris O’Rourke, drummer Rachel McNally, and recently departed bassist Michael Galinsky—have been trying to tell everyone their secret for the past decade. Though they began as shambly indie-poppers, the members’ Neil Young, Shoes, and Game Theory influences soon began to appear. Sleepyhead’s charming new record, The Brighter Shore, includes perhaps the best tune the band has ever written: “Poor Baby” (featuring the vocals of Helium’s Mary Timony), mid-tempo power-pop filled with smart-alecky lyrics, rich melodies, and subtle harmonies. Share the secret by telling a friend Sleepyhead is playing with Phaser and the Hurricane Lamps at 9:30 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $6. (202) 667-7960. (Christopher Porter)