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If only I had been this cool in high school. The Australian teen angels in Noise Addict already had a record deal before they could even think about college. They spend their holidays touring America and recording with Brad Wood. They number among their friends the Beastie Boys, video auteur Spike Jonze, Liz Phair, Thurston Moore, and Kim Gordon. And Ben Lee still complains about how he can’t get a date. Their first full-length release, Meet the Real You, out this month on the Beasties’ Grand Royal label, is a slick, tight record, the complete opposite of Def, their first EP of demo tapes. Although the vocal melodies resemble some of those on Lee’s solo record (last summer’s Grandpaw Would), the singer’s voice has gotten past the pubescent Peter Brady stage. With that change under his belt, he can sing lines about how he wishes he were Evan Dandoso all the girls would like himwith an irony that would make his elders proud. Noise Addict is still the youngestand most youthful-soundingact on tonight’s bill, which includes Simple Machines’ the Raymond Brake and Richmond, Va.’s Sparklehorse. At 10:15 p.m. at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $6. (202) 667-7960.