The remarkable amount of ground Brooklyn, N.Y., quartet Enon covers on its sophomore release, High Society, isn't surprising considering all its members have been in other bands of note.

The remarkable amount of ground Brooklyn, N.Y., quartet Enon covers on its sophomore release, High Society, isn't surprising considering all its members have been in other bands of note. Led by ex-Brainiac guitarist John Schmersal, who shares vocal duties with former Blonde Redhead bassist Toko Yasuda, the band delivers an eclectic mix of sounds and styles that complement each other surprisingly well. Ex-Skeleton Key rhythm section Rick Lee and Matt Schulz provide an abundance of quirky samples and oddball percussion, while leaving plenty of room for the band's pop-rock melodies. The manic "Pleasure and Privilege" comes closest to resurrecting Brainiac's new-wave highwire act, but elsewhere, the band indulges the various personalities of its members. A taut beat and Yasuda's enveloping vocals conjure a mysterious world on "In the City," while the silly "Disposable Parts" will have Devo fans doing their best herky-jerky robot dance. From the jangly alt-pop of "Window Display" to the clever garage-funk hybrid of "Carbonation," Enon delights in surprising itself as much as the listener.—JDF