Britney Jean Spears's onetime backup singer embraced her understandably iced-over pathos on her fine debut, 2007's Melankton. The breathy, subdued electro-pop echoed of Imogen Heap and Björk, with nary a Mickey Mouse nod in sight. Let's see what she's whipped up for her forthcoming follow-up; Lily Allen already subverted "Womanizer." With Waz and Sarah Siskind.
Wed., May 27, 7 p.m., 2009