Three full-length releases in as many years is a prodigious track record by any musician’s standards, and three of the caliber Pennyroyal has produced is downright exceptional. So why does the foursome remain just under the collective consciousness? After a few dozen listens of their brand new Baby I’m Against It, we’re thinking this is their breakout year. Their sound is still not as solidified as it could be, but that’s the product of having a handful of influences from each band member. There are traces of the moody Velvet Underground (unavoidable, given lead singer Angie Oase’s emotive voice), but tracks like “Record Machine” are danceable, too. A few mellow out with a country/folk hook, like “Pennyroyal” and “Broken Wheel,” albeit over crashing reverb from bandmates whose side gig is with Wizard Fight. The live take should be just as impressive. Catch them tonight at Icehouse with wandering Scott Laurent. 9:30 p.m. $10. —EK

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