Atmospheric roots music and connections to the Eau Claire scene are on special at Icehouse Tuesday. Twin Cities-based sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick are the Ericksons (pictured), whose much-admired third album, The Wild, was recorded at Justin Vernon's studio. A new single, "Animal," released in July, was co-produced by Vernon's Bon Iver bandmate Sean Carey, who also produced and played on Luray, the debut album of his sister, Shannon Carey. Luray is also the name of her Washington-area band, after the town in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, which inspired much of the music. It's a thoroughly alluring sound, albeit difficult to pin down because it slips enigmatically among genres: a beguiling blend of atmospheric chamber folk-pop, bluegrass, indie rock, and rootsy country.
Tue., Sept. 24, 9 p.m., 2013