Sushirobo plays Moxie’s in downtown Chico on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m.

Despite the first song, "Garbage Structure" sounding way too much like Beck for comfort, this is one of the more interesting promo discs to land on my desk/deck in recent months. In their publicity, the four guys in SushiRobo make a big deal out of using "no synthesizers" to create their very electronics-infused, alterna-pop music, but, really, in these days of digital post-production such a claim seems slightly disingenuous, even if they do generate the basic sounds on regular old [electric] guitars and drums. What counts is that this is a set of very interesting, well-written tunes spiced with enough sqeals and squiggles to incite dancing in the whipped cream aisle.