Up-and-coming Chicago indie band A Lull stops in Billings on Monday at Manny’s.
The experimental five-piece band blends a bit of everything — afro-beat, synth, guitar noodling, horns and fuzzy vocals — into songs that build to multilayered crescendos.
It sounds cluttered, but like other indulgently messy bands such as Animal Collective, Explosions in the Sky and Bright Eyes, they pull it off.
The band is touring on their debut album, “Confetti,” after getting early buzz for frenzied live shows at festivals like SXSW, Toronto’s NXNE festival and Brooklyn’s Northside Festival.
The online music opinion warehouse Pitchfork has gushed about the band’s life performances, especially from lead singer Nigel Dennis.
“From end to end, Dennis delivers a tireless performance. He darts, he dives, he dips, he sprinkles syllables in fizzy staccato and smears them across a song in breathy fashion,” trumpeted one Pitchfork concert review.
A reviewer from The Chicago Sun Times described the new album as “remarkably light, the layers and layers (and layers) of sound, mostly rhythms, flitting and fluttering like confetti itself.”