With dance-floor rhythms, ear-magnet hooks and a remarkably fun live show, Texas trio Sphynx should be on your MPMF “to do” list if you find yourself down and dragging toward the end of the night. Like sex or funny pet videos, it’s hard to be mad or sad when experiencing the Electronic-infused Glam Pop group live (or in recorded form, for that matter). Sphynx, which has been spreading its awesomeness across the country with consistent touring, is still working on its anticipated debut album, Golden Garden, but this year the band did release the live EP Live From Earth, which contains versions of some of the newer material. And, as if to prove the threesome’s supernatural ability to force that frown upside down, the release also includes Sphynx’s versions of two of the worst Pop hits of the past 30 years — The Outfield’s “Your Love” and Cher’s “Believe” — which are somehow rendered not just palpable, but wildly entertaining.
YOU’LL DIG IT IF YOU DIG: Stepdad, Chromeo, early MGMT’s dance remixes. (MB)