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“I got some dirt on my shoes,” Jillian Banks sings on “Beggin for Thread,” as if she just tracked it in from the graveyard across your new white rug with a c’est la vie shrug. Following several online releases, her debut LP confirms a beguiling, diaristic voice that echoes avant-pop forebears (Aaliyah, Fiona Apple, Kate Bush) and a taste for gloomy, synth-centric productions. On “Someone New,” electronics stripped off, you hear a singer needing more song. But elsewhere, parsing romantic doubt over humming hardware, emotions swell like storm clouds. And when she fully brings the weather – see the f-bombing title track – it’s something to behold.

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