The members of punchy, sugar-buzzing Rock trio Nude Beach went to high school together in the small Long Island village of Northport, N.Y., playing Punk Rock shows in one of their families’ basements — the seeds of their DIY approach.
They moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., and began playing shows constantly, working on projects with other artists and self-releasing a cassette of material. The band released its self-titled full-length debut in 2010 and then toured the U.S. in support, hooking fans with their intense, high-octane live show.
With its most recent full-length effort, 2012’s II, Nude Beach began scoring positive reviews from well-read outlets like Spin and Pitchfork.
The band’s Punk roots are still evident in its unbridled energy with scrappy, powerful Pop Rock songs that show the influence of early Elvis Costello and The Jam, as well as Tom Petty and The Byrds.
This Sunday, Nude Beach teams up with the Japanese band Suspicious Beasts and Cincinnati’s own Tweens, their first show since a West Coast jaunt opening for The Breeders, for a show at MOTR.
8 p.m. Free. MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, motrpub.com.