Cheapjack Moon (self-released)
Like a more psychedelic Spoon or a more shambolic Pinback, Wave Array plays slightly to the left of contemporary indie rock standards. The East Bay band’s debut politely ignores prevailing trends for slower tempos and a hazier aesthetic. It’s a fine line between losing your head in the clouds and wandering without focus, but Wave Array mostly gets it right.
At the Starry Plough (3101 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley) on November 28. 9 p.m., $7