Keepers of goth rock's ice-cold flame will find plenty they recognize throughout Conatus, the last year's Zola Jesus full-length: As on 2009's The Spoils and a string of subsequent EPs, frontwoman Nika Roza Danilova favors doomy chord progressions and vocal melodies that show off her voice's throaty low end. But Conatus reveals other, lighter shades as well, such as the Björk–like electro-funk of "Vessel" and the pretty piano ballad "Skin," which awaits its discovery by any number of Hollywood music supervisors. Expect goose bumps of multiple varieties tonight. With Liturgy.
Sat., Feb. 18, 6 p.m., 2012
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