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Extra Golden, ‘Thank You Very Quickly’ (Thrill Jockey)

This hybrid group — two American indie vets and two Kenyan benga musicians — twist rock and African riffs into drum-head-tight grooves on their third album, a feast for multiethnic guitar nerds but also a lively mix that anyone can dance to. Mid-fi recording at guitarist Ian Eagleson’s parents’ house (!) adds a homey vibe, “Ukimwi” is a shimmering prayer for the end of AIDS, and the title track chronicles the chaos back in Kenya and wishes for the best. Important reminder: “You never know when you might be next.”

Listen: Extra Golden, “Anyango” (DOWNLOAD MP3)