When: Wed., July 12, 10 p.m. 2017
Brooklyn, N.Y.-based experimentalists ackerman sought to make something completely different from their previous canon on their latest album, The Orion Pact. While the band’s earlier soundscapes and psychedelia fit fairly well in the avant-garde camp, their new record is much more pop — but definitely still too bonker-balls and left-of-center to be considered fodder for mainstream audiences. The record combines elements of electro-pop, post-rock and EDM and loosely recounts a mysterious space opera as well as themes of mental illness. Ackerman perform on Wednesday, July 12, at Club Metronome in Burlington. They join Nudist Co. and locals Bison as part of the My Morning Jacket Aftershow Party.