Apparently, Stirling's Matt Booi isn't a big indie rock guy: "You ought to know that Malkmus had it wrong," declares the vocalist on his band's grandiose debut LP. Fair enough. Rather than shrugging out a few sloppy guitar figures or irony-drenched riffs, this local quartet goes for the jugular by summoning the ghosts of Britrock Past. Hints of the Verve, Pulp and the Floyd can all be heard in Stirling's swirling sonic brew. While the band's gloomy balladry gets a touch Adult Contemporary on Gone To Ground, they make up for it with the searing guitars of Everything and the red hot sting of Côte D'Azur. Stirling invade the Mod Club Theatre Saturday (September 25).