Eli Josef, Photo by Ben Soderberg

Eli Josef (farewell show), sleep well., StaleFish

Since launching in 2019 with the inquisitive pop-rock push-and-pull of internet-ready track “I Love You Aubrey Plaza,” Eli Josef’s conversational, chillout catalog has held on with self-deprecating catchiness and a carefree cadence. Some say quit while you’re ahead, so the Austin artist officially taps out with a self-titled LP on local label Happen Twice, where titles “Cowboy Therapy” and “Slowcore Country Boy” aptly point to an infusion of barroom twang (plus a cover of Big Thief’s “Red Moon”). The band’s final stand calls on sleep well. (whose latest It’s Getting Brighter joins Josef on Spotify’s open-ended “Fresh Finds Folk”) and Stalefish (who just released their own alt-rocking Stalefish Does America). – Rachel Rascoe
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