Dont worry if youve never heard of Decoder Ring, the Australian band who introduced the world to singer/songwriter and onetime actress Lenka Kripac. Going by her first name on her self-titled solo debut, Lenka issues clever little trinkets of songs buoyed by studio trickery and lush orchestration. Whether shes collaborating with Howie Day or Becks dad, David Campbell, she maintains a loose, bright-eyed chirp that cant help but spark Feist comparisons. The single The Show wound up in an Old Navy commercial, and Lenka landed a spot in a Bloomingdales ad campaign last fall. It certainly doesnt hurt that shes a lovely young woman, but its the quirky strength of her music that will turn the most heads in the end.
Tue., April 21, 9 p.m., 2009
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