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Channeling James Blake’s moody isolation through Bon Iver’s lush soundscapes with a sprinkle of fogged-out nu-R&B on top for good measure, Los Angeles musician Sonia Kreitzer turned heads with After, her second LP as Doe Paoro, released in September. With production work by S. Carey and others in the Justin Vernon family tree, and recorded at Vernon’s remote Wisconsin studio, After is appropriately chilly and detached. But Kreitzer’s voice, a mix of late-’80s diva dramatics and Adele-esque smolder, keeps things cozy throughout. Doe Paoro will support Louisiana indie standouts Givers on Monday at the 40 Watt.
GIVERS Eclectic, Lafayette, LA-based indie-pop band.
DOE PAORO Soulful, Los Angeles-based indie-pop singer-songwriter. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.