Change in the Neon Light (Metropolis Records)
Though it sounds like an old-school British indie band, Veil Veil Vanish hails from San Francisco. The band owes more than a little sonic debt to Joy Division, among others. Not that that’s a bad thing — in fact, this is an exceptional debut. Songwriting is skillful, production is tight and clean, and there isn’t a bad song on the album. Highly recommended.
At Popscene (330 Ritch St., San Francisco) on March 4. 10 p.m., $8-$10