For those familiar with LAKE, Eli Moore and Ashley Eriksson’s Olympia-based indie-pop collective, it’s common knowledge that the group began as a Fleetwood Mac cover band, and on its most recent albums (2009’s Let’s Build a Roof and this year’s Giving & Receiving), the smooth sounds of the ’70s still shine through. Airy vocal harmonies, electric piano and vaguely jazzy guitar permeate LAKE’s music, which simultaneously embraces and roughs up its influences, recalling a messier version of Belle and Sebastian mixed with Sufjan Stevens-esque instrumentation. Giving & Receiving, released last month on K Records, adds an undercurrent of uncertainty to the twee (it was influenced by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico), lending the band’s sound a depth befitting its name. With AgesandAges, Cataldo. ANDREW GOSPE

Sun., May 15, 9 p.m., 2011

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