Julia Jacklin is an Australian indie-rock singer who first came to attention with the moody song “Pool Party,” in which she belied its seemingly festive title with a measured and mournful delivery. On her latest album, Crushing, she wanders through a series of pop-rock settings imbued with countrified melancholia. “Body” is a strangely subdued and glassy song about a kid who gets busted for smoking on an airplane. Other tracks range from the delicate ballads “Head, Alone” and “Don’t Know How to Keep Loving You” to the more energetic and rocking urgency of “Pressure to Party.” Jacklin strips things down further on the stark, intimate acoustic ballad “Convention.” She also fronts the indie-rock band Phantastic Ferniture, who have released such hazy anthems as “Fuckin ’n’ Rollin.” With Christian Lee Hutson.
El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Miracle Mile; Sun., Nov. 24, 8 p.m.; $20. (323) 936-6400, www.theelrey.com/events/detail/376273.
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