When: Sun., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. 2012
A collection of even-tempered songs decorated with insinuating keyboards, The Digs’ new Midnight Flowers is charming, lightweight pop music. The New York quartet creates tracks that have their share of rocking moments — “Black Water” starts off with crunchy electric guitar before easing into a mid-tempo groove. You can hear traces of David Bowie and Brian Eno throughout Midnight Flowers, but The Dig has remade the glaze of Eno’s Here Come the Warm Jets in their own image. On a record full of textures that never get too warm or too cold, “I Already Forgot Everything You Said” stands out — its burbling keyboard complements the song’s humane take on the difficulties of interpersonal relationships. Producer Bryce Goggin keeps everything moving smartly throughout Midnight Flowers, and the songs describe a fuzzed-out take on everyday life that keeps cynicism at bay.