Thelma frontwoman Natasha Jacobs is a veritable chanteuse whose evocative voice brings to mind a kind of modern-day, indie dith Piaf. With the moody set of seven songs that make up the Brooklyn band's atmospheric self-titled album, Thelma puts out a sound that's an irresistible amalgamation of indie pop band Eisley, folk singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, and the early work of art rockers My Brightest Diamond and St. Vincent. Thelma will headline a show with local bands Lung Cycles, Dogmath, and Cu-Cu.
Thelma plays on Wednesday, August 23, at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $7-$9. bugjar.com; thelma.bandcamp.com.