Temples at DC9 Wednesday, Nov. 27

Temples is a hard band to love. Not because its two singles aren’t insanely catchy retro-psychedelia that sound like they could have come out in the late ’60s. It’s precisely because this English band is devoted to sounding, and looking, so studiously vintage that love is pushed aside for admiration, adulation shelved for gawking, and raw emotion suppressed for clinical analysis. Temples’ debut album, due in February 2014, may have more of an individual take on psych based on its first single, “Mesmerize,” but the four other tunes the band has released are simply tremendous pastiches. If you like Head-era Monkees, early Marc Bolan, The Beatles, and the hundreds of groups that surfed directly in their wakes, there’s nothing to dislike about Temples. But if you are numb to yet another resurrection of this sound, there’s no returning you to the Summer of Love. Temples performs at 8:30 p.m. at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW. $10. (202) 483-5000. dcnine.com.

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