Eight Gigs: Cold Eskimo

Fri., Nov. 18, 9 p.m., Fox & Goose, $5

Take even a cursory listen to the local indie getup Cold Eskimo’s 2012 debut record Glass Beach and you get the impression that the illusive four-piece might make big things happen in spite of itself; shows are few and far between and it’s been a long four years since the album drop. These complaints are, of course, selfish; I wish the band would play way more shows and make way more music, but if time and space are what it requires, let’s take what we can get. But definitely check out its brand of indie pop: sweet and hip without floating unrestrainedly into tweeness. 1001 R Street, www.facebook.com/ColdEskimo.