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It’s a music tale as old as time: Band starts, makes a great album that’s unappreciated in its day, band breaks up, album becomes regarded as classic and influential, band reunites to play said album. On Monday at Black Cat, indie-pop trio Lorelei will do just that, playing in its entirety their 1996 debut album, Everyone Must Touch The Stove, to mark its 20th anniversary. As the Clicky Clicky Music blog wrote, “Everyone Must Touch The Stove foretold much of the coming post-rock movement, whose influence helped shape the next two decades of sub-popular independent music.” Indeed, the low-key, jangly post-rock sound of Everyone Must Touch The Stove is much ahead of its time, which—intentionally or not—influenced the next generation of indie bands whose tempered, lo-fi songs would dominate the underground music scene in the early-to-mid aughts. The three members of Lorelei are scene veterans now, with lives and careers that stretch beyond their musical interests, so Monday’s show probably won’t be replicated or taken out on the road. Lorelei performs with Governess and DJs Geoff Turner, Dan Searing, and Archie Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St. NW. $12. (202) 667-4490. blackcatdc.com.