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This all-female Icelandic quartet first attracted attention stateside as a sort of Sigur Ros spin-off--they made up the string section on () and Takk... , and one of their violinists is married to Sigur Ros's keyboardist. But if they keep putting out material like their first EP, AnimaminA (The Worker's Institute, 2005), and the brand-new Kurr (available online and at shows), they'll render that connection superfluous. The string quartet is the perfect vehicle for taking haunting dream-pop journeys, and by adding bowed saws and bells and electronic spurts and stabs, these women create the sort of melodic mindscape that winds up on repeat in your head--even if you can't make much sense of its surrealist logic. Tom Brosseau opens. a 9 PM, Lakeshore Theater, 3175 N. Broadway, 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401, $15, $13 in advance. A

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