LA indie rock quintet The Ross Sea Party passed thru the Haight last week on the tail end of their West Coast tour, taking the middle slot at Milk Bar and managing to grab the attention of the Thursday-is-the-new-Friday crowd.

They opened with the driving “Broken Arrows” — the first track on the recent Plains of Id EP — layering a twinkling xylophone melody over a wall of low toms and reverbed guitar. They’ve been described as epic in the vein of Arcade Fire, Local Natives and The Killers, and the comparisons aren’t far off.

Check out “Broken Arrows” below:


The Ross Sea Party, “Broken Arrows”