(Triple Door) Your favorite dulcet-voiced anti-diva from Argentina is back in town. After a few very good albums of lovely, understated folktronica, Juana Molina—who also plays guitar and keyboards—moved into a more rhythmic, texturally strange, and extroverted style with 2008’s Un Día and 2013’s Wed 21. Her honey-dipped Spanish vocals remain as delightful and feathery as ever, but now they spread creamily over the artfully jagged sonic terrain more like mid-period Four Tet than the pretty yet reticent electronic mantras of her earlier efforts. Molina’s burst out of her shell and the results are muy picante. DAVE SEGAL
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THE LONG-AWAITED RETURN OF HARDCORE HEROES CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE
(Vera) It only took one album, 2004’s As the Roots Undo, for Savannah, Georgia’s Circle Takes the Square to garner a cult following so strong that their fans wouldn’t mind waiting eight years to finally hear new material. And 2012’s Decompositions: Volume Number One was worth the wait. It has everything a hardcore music fan could want from a record—chanting, piercing guitar riffs, intricate, Fugazi-esque percussion, brutal vocal freak-outs that warn you of inevitable demise and, for the vinyl collectors, it’s all packaged in a gorgeous double-LP gatefold printed with metallic ink. Since the band has the bad habit of hibernating for long periods of time, do not miss this rare opportunity to see them live, especially since they’re paired with stellar, very loud local bands Mercy Ties and Gladiators Eat Fire. MEGAN SELING
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