by Kirsty Evans
Doom, In Full Bloom (Attinuator Records)
Falling at the harder end of the indie rock spectrum, members of Death Valley High describe themselves as “dance core”, which isn’t a bad way to explain their sound. Doom, In Full Bloom is definitely an album you could dance to, in that awkward indie kid way. But it’s certainly not what most people think of as dance music. Dark, with aggressive guitar riffs and a strong sense of rhythm, it has a bit of a goth vibe, but heavier.
At SubMission Art Gallery (2183 Mission St., San Francisco) on July 31. 8 p.m.