Like his Louisville contemporaries My Morning Jacket, James Friley basks timeless genres in a warm, melancholy glow. But while Jim James and company specialize in languid folk and rootsy barn burners, Friley's work as Idiot Glee digs through entirely different corners of the American songbook.

Like his Louisville contemporaries My Morning Jacket, James Friley basks timeless genres in a warm, melancholy glow. But while Jim James and company specialize in languid folk and rootsy barn burners, Friley's work as Idiot Glee digs through entirely different corners of the American songbook.

Idiot Glee's new full-length "Paddywhack" reveals Friley's fascinations, from doo-wop to "Pet Sounds" to the classical piano he studiously mastered in childhood. Most striking in the mix are his multi-tracked vocals. The rich swath of sighing and soaring lands him in a lineage of sad-sack crooners extending from Morrissey through Jens Lekman and on to Grizzly Bear.

In the past, Friley's one-man live show has leaned heavily on technology. See the latest evolution Monday at S.S. Schillax, an arts and performance space located in the same building as Skylab and The Shelf.