Given that leap years occur more often than the new Posies LPs (2000, 2005, 2010), it's a little remarkable that Blood/Candy (Rykodisc), the Seattle band's September release and its eighth overall, bears no signs of lost time. Singers/songwriters Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow have sustained their on-again, off-again recording partnership through two decades of distractions, including multiple lineup changes and hiatuses, momentum-killing side-projects and semi-regular gigs backing higher-profile acts like R.E.M. and Big Star. Blood/Candy isn't so much a return to form as a new plateau for the pair, who could probably take 50 years off and still cough up high-magnitude, time-capsulated radio pop littered with dancing grand pianos, skittering electric guitars and shiver-inducing, vocal-nosedive hooks. The album's A-side contains some of the band's most embraceable music yet, a fizzing six-pack best summed up in the winking query that opens downhill dribbler "Licenses to Hide": "Who's got into that '80s radio?" Answer: the Posies. Aqueduct and M.O.T.O. open. Tickets $16. — Noah Bonaparte Pais
Posies with Aqueduct and M.O.T.O.
10 p.m. Tuesday
One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net