New Orleans-based quintet Earphunk trusts that its third and latest LP, Sweet Nasty, distills the essence and energy of the band’s guitar-splattered prog-funk shows — of which there have been hundreds over the past couple of years — even more so than previous recordings. “When you hear the album, it sounds like a live show, and that’s how it should feel,” lead guitarist Paul Provosty says in the group’s bio. “We wanted it to sound big.” Fans can pick up a copy of the late-2014 album, which features trumpeter Eric Bloom (Lettuce, Pretty Lights) and saxophonist Khris Royal (Rebelution, Dark Matter). Test Provsty’s theory when the road-roving 20-somethings’ May The Funk Be With You tour stops at New Mountain Saturday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 11 p.m. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe headlines. $20/$25. newmountainavl.com. Photo courtesy of the band
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