“Seagulls know what we conspire,” Nicole Atkins purrs enigmatically amid the side-winding bass and noir-ish guitars of “Who Killed the Moonlight.” While the track shares much of the shadowy mystery of the Bauhaus ballad “Who Killed Mr. Moonlight,” the songs apparently are otherwise unrelated, with Atkins’ radiant voice arching romantically over a haunting nightscape. Since her 2007 debut album, Neptune City, the New Jersey native has crafted bewitching dream-pop anthems, although she rocked it up a little harder on her 2011 follow-up, Mondo Amore. On her latest album, Slow Phaser, Atkins adds a newly glittery dance-pop veneer over songs such as “Girl, You Look Amazing,” even as her majestic, soothing vocals sometimes recall Chrissie Hynde’s.
Tue., Feb. 10, 9 p.m., 2015
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