Kai Black and Asha Adisa of the indie-rock band Orisun.
Orisun Credit: Courtesy the artist

Chicago indie-rock duo Orisun indulge in their lo-fi proclivities without ever giving in to slacker entropy. On their self-released debut EP, May’s This Is Orisun, multi-instrumentalist Kai Black and front person Asha Adisa artfully employ gossamer guitars, sophisticated keys, precisely programmed percussion with dampened drums, and relaxed, alluring vocals to calibrate moods that test the bounds of tranquility. Orisun can draw you in quickly—they give the gloomy atmosphere of “Miserable” a dose of animated energy with a straight-to-the-gut grunge riff. This Is Orisun is only about 16 minutes long, but Black and Adisa don’t need much time to establish their band as one to watch.

Orisun, Tue 8/31, 9 PM, Hideout (an outdoor show on the venue’s patio), 1354 W. Wabansia, $12, 21+