When she’s not playing in the local punk-indie supergroup Feels, Shannon Lay switches gears completely when she performs solo. On her recent Sub Pop album, August, the singer spins airy folk reveries with little more accompaniment than her guitar, although there is a fuller-band backing on such indie-pop songs as “Nowhere” and “Something on Your Mind.” Lay’s subdued vocals are adorned with a string section on the title track, but other songs, such as “Shuffling Stoned,” are more stripped-down acoustic ballads. Another ballad, “Sea Came to Shore,” is anointed with intimate harmonies. Even though her music is mellow, she has an affinity with hard-rocker Ty Segall (who will perform solo on December 16 as part of Lay’s December residency at Zebulon) and has recently been touring with Segall’s bandmate Mikal Cronin. With Anna St. Louis.
Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Drive, L.A.; Mon., Dec. 2, 8 p.m.; free; ages 21 & over. (323) 663-6927, zebulon.la.
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