All This Life Goin Down and Living Water. Both records are characterized by Lay’s glassy, folkie vocals while backed by little more than her muted strumming on electric and acoustic guitar. Such ballads as “Warmth” and “The Moon’s Detriment” are characterized by Lay’s hushed, intimate vocal delivery and the hypnotic weave of her idyllic guitar. L.A. songwriter Lael Neale has a similarly contemplative folk-pop approach with a hint of country, whereas Entrance offer a heavy, psychedelic contrast.
Much of the time, singer-guitarist Shannon Lay performs with Feels, a local band that also features co–lead singer Laena Geronimo and alternates between frantic punk-rock bursts and more melodic post-punk passages. But for the past two years, Lay has revealed a much different musical persona when she performs solo under her own name. She’s already released two albums this year,