Your Daily Lick: Birds & Batteries

Up to No Good EP (eightmaps)


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The San Francisco band that doesn't seem to have a clue what kind of a band it is returns with another pleasantly confounding record. Birds & Batteries has come a long way from doing Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" in 2007 to offering a dead ringer for Beta Band via the quirky electro-pop of "Out in the Woods" on this EP. Or has it? The genius of the group is you never can tell.

At Cafe du Nord (2170 Market St., San Francisco) on November 8. 9 p.m., $12