With Los Angeles-based band The Buttertones coming to SOhO on Thursday, we get elements of reverb-splashed surf-and-spy rock, post-punkishness and washes of retro-cinematic attitude, all put together in a fetching package. Founded in 2011 and now with four albums to its credit, the band is led by guitarist/vocalist Richard Araiza, who can push his voice into moody and swoopy places, sometimes reminiscent of the Cramps or that other retro-rock retrofitter band, B-52s. He is abetted by guitarist (and occasionally, lead singer) Dakota Böttcher, bassist Sean Redman and man of many instruments, Modeste “Cobi” Cobián. The Buttertones discography begins with its eponymous debut in 2013, “American Brunch” and “Gravedigger” and last year’s “Midnight in a Moonless Dream,” the cachet of which took them to last year’s Coachella festival and to European touring. Thursday, 9 p.m., SOhO, 1221 State St. (upstairs). Tickets: $17 and $20. Info: 962-7776, www.sohosb.com.