Eric Elbogen has tried on a few different looks for Say Hi (formerly Say Hi To Your Mom) since 2002, but none has fit quite as well as "Um, Uh Oh."

Eric Elbogen has tried on a few different looks for Say Hi (formerly Say Hi To Your Mom) since 2002, but none has fit quite as well as "Um, Uh Oh."

As usual, Say Hi's latest sets Elbogen's drowsy screeds against an electro-organic indie pop background. This time he steers closer to au naturel, with acoustic guitar and piano getting more play than the electronic stuff. It lends a bit more gravitas to his thoughtful, humorous and often profoundly sad lyrics.

Elbogen's turned in his most compelling set of songs since 2006's "Impeccable Blahs." It'll be cool to hear his current lineup of players bring these spare, affecting tunes to life Monday at Skully's. Blair and locals Monolithic Cloud Parade will play first.