Smart bets: Ouroboros Boys

Ouroboros Boys have been busy booking our summer and awaiting the release of our first record, which is in the process of pressing now,” writes Nick Marshall, mandolin player in the local garage-surf outfit. Want to preview the forthcoming album? The group has a few songs up on its Bandcamp page — like darkly slithering “The Worm,” the breezy cha-cha of “Bikini Atoll” or the off-kilter romance of “The Corsage.” It’s just a hint at what’s to come, but intriguing and textural instrumentals with unexpected influences and surprising end results seem to be the band’s direction. You can also get the real-time preview at The Mothlight on Friday, May 1. There, Ouroboros Boys will share a bill with fellow locals Analog Moon, an experimental psychedelic indie-rock band, and Birmingham, Ala.-based power-gaze act Wray. The show starts at 9:30 p.m., $7. themothlight.com. Photo by Daniel Abide

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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