Spacey Jane
Spacey Jane Credit: Charlie Hardy

Spacey Jane, one of Australia’s most beloved indie-rock outfits, play Black Cat on Oct. 16. Though the group hasn’t quite gripped mainstream America yet, like Tim-Tams and Vegemite, our shelves will soon be fully stocked with their honeyed pop music. The hit track “Booster Seat,” from their debut album, Sunlight, won Song of the Year at the 2021 ARIA Music Awards. Their sophomore album, Here Comes Everybody, released this past June, peaked at No. 1 on the  Australian Recording Industry Association Charts. Their music resembles summertime, sunlight, and surf rock, and is complete with enticing accents and melodic grooves like the shorelines of down under. Frontman Caleb Harper disguises his personal struggles and growing pains with cheery melodies in the name of good, old-fashioned indie rock. Their youthful, energetic, feel-good hits are enough to lift even the gloomiest of outlooks. Spacey Jane’s melodies are prescription bottles of sweet, untroubled escape from the state of the world. Like any good pop band, their liquid sunshine fits comfortably into an indie party playlist with smooth, warm vibrancy. But Spacey Jane are known for alchemically transforming the collective anxiety of the emerging generation into affable festival anthems and breezy kickback hits. Spacey Jane play at 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Black Cat in Northwest. blackcatdc.com. Sold out, but pricey resale tickets are available. 

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