The musical project of songstress Al Spx, a 23-year-old Canadian transplant currently burning up the U.K.'s indie scene, Cold Specks' debut album, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, is a record full of subtle yet stunning sonic pleasures. Sporting a self-described "doom soul" sound, Spx's gospel-inflected crooning proves the ideal emotive vehicle for her icy lyrical insights and glacially paced anthems built around minimalist piano figures and hypnotic guitar riffs. Fans of the National should warm to the similarly slow-burning seductiveness in Cold Specks' sound, while anyone with a pulse will appreciate the power of Spx's singular singing voice. With Claire De Lune of the Chalice and Shahar Eberzon.
Wed., Nov. 28, 7 p.m., 2012