“I can’t wait till we’re buried in the ground,” singer-bassist Ammo Bankoff confides dreamily against a backdrop of Neil Popkin’s shimmering guitar on “Waves,” from Brass Box’s new album, The Cathedral. The lovely pop idyll is morbidly enchanting, much like the other passages on the record. Such throbbing tracks as “Bats” and “Ivory Skies” marry post-punk darkness with a swirling maelstrom of shoegazer noise. “Surrender” is a romantic entreaty emerging from goth shadows as Bankoff’s beguiling vocals burn through the foggy haze of Popkin’s guitar. Popkin and fellow guitarist Matt Bennett are former members of War Tapes, while drummer Pablo Amador has also played with Popkin in Rituals. As Bankoff’s lulling vocals arc serenely into “the blue mirrors of fantasy” on “Latency,” Brass Box stir up an ominously beautiful backdrop of enchanting sounds.
The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; Mon., June 24, 8:30 p.m.; free; ages 21 & over. (213) 413-8200, www.spacelandpresents.com.