MIDEAU, VELOUR LIVE MUSIC GALLERY, Friday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m., $7
If you don't know Mideau, it's time you do. Or you might know its two parts for their past efforts--Libbie Linton has been an active solo performer, singer and songwriter for years, and Spencer Harrison was a member of Fictionist for a spell. Together, they've been working for about 18 months on the self-titled debut of their collaboration, and to my ears it's a stellar blend of both artists. Linton's natural knack for pop songcraft and Harrison's experimental leanings combine into some beautiful sounds, aided by producer Nate Pyfer. There is a lot of buzz around this band and this debut release, and it's proven well worth it in my spins of the album. Live for the release show, Linton and Harrison will be joined by a couple of other musicians to flesh out the sound. Oceanear and Little Barefoot open the show.