Tom Brosseau plays the Columbia City Theater tonight.

Tom Brosseau plays the Columbia City Theater tonight.

There’s a certain intimacy to albums that are tracked live, and Los

There’s a certain intimacy to albums that are tracked live, and Los Angeles-based singer Tom Brosseau’s latest, Perfect Abandon, which he’s releasing at this show, is no exception. The album came together over two days as Brosseau and his band recorded onstage using one mike at a theater in England. Recording was a trial-and-error process of finding where to place each member so that no one element overwhelmed the track. Brosseau’s warm, folky voice is of course most prominent, but overall the album plays as if you were eavesdropping on a soundcheck. This show is also your first chance to get opener Tomo Nakayama’s solo debut, Fog on the Lens, on vinyl. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 8 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS. 21 and over.

Canadian septet Hey Rosetta! gave itself almost four years between Seeds and Second Sight, its fourth full-length. While recording, the band gave each song the same space to evolve. The end product is a mix of both grandiose and subtle tunes with dynamic indie-rock and orchestral-pop layers. There’s a lushness to the album, which feels impressively expansive. “Kintsukuroi” is an energetic lead single, and “Cathedral Bells” hints at the band’s folky side. Album closer “Trish’s Song” is the simplest tune but also the most poignant, with lead singer Tim Baker accompanied solely by piano. The majority of Hey Rosetta! contributes vocally, which adds even more texture to Second Sight. With Quiet Life, Silver Torches. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 9 p.m. $8. 21 and over.


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