Not sure if “tape-release parties” were ever a regular thing, but they’re back as long as tiny, sheer-force-of-will labels like Philly-based Single Girl, Married Girl Records are out there doing what they do. (And they’re not stupid — they do it digital, too.) Their latest is Ignore That Noise, the third full-length from fever-dreamy singer-songwriter Scott Churchman. It’s a beautifully perilous album. Folkish arrangements are undermined by wavering tones and loose-string sputters that pluck at our emotional core. Churchman’s subaqueous voice — occasionally echoed by a lovelier backup-phantasm — leads us into odd, droney circles. Choruses emerge suddenly. Strange things go bump in the background. Some noises can’t be ignored.
Fri., March 8, 8 p.m., $8-$10, with Nor-we-gian Arms, Laser Background and Circadian Rhythms, PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 267-519-9651, philamoca.org.