Tonight's Concert Pick: Oh Land at Union Transfer - WXPN
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Nanna Øland Fabricius, the woman behind Oh Land, sells herself on being weird. The dream-pop Copenhagen native has a calculated weirdness, though—not quite as organic as her many cited influences, such as the irreverent strangeness of Bjork or the nonsensical images in Michel Gondry’s 2006 film, The Science of Sleep. Instead, Oh Land’s music is second to her young, blonde, very unweird Heidi Klume aesthetic. In turn, the artist’s self-titled LP acts as a glitzy scrapbook of alternative music success stories instead of an original work (the record even includes a brief appearance from the electronic voice made famous by Radiohead’s Ok Computer). The final result is an airy, shiny bobble-head version of Oh Land’s influences, not quite treading upon the authentic weirdness that, without even realizing it, crosses lines between good, bad, and ugly. Oh Land performs with Washington at 8:30 p.m. at Union Transfer; tickets to the all-ages show are $15-$17.—Marielle Mondon

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