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Keren Ann

With Bastille Day just around the corner, the French have been planting small flags on the cultural map, be they the releases of 5:55 — the adult debut by Charlotte Gainsbourg, daughter of Gallic icon Serge — or La Vie en Rose, a biopic about iconic songbird Edith Piaf, starring Marion Cotillard and Gérard Depardieu. The Tel Aviv-born, Paris-raised Keren Ann (Zeidel) is the latest to join this list thanks to a new self-titled album of original, English-language songs. Infused with a gauzy, ethereal ambiance that manages to embrace the dream-pop of Mazzy Star and the minimalism of Philip Glass, these nine songs benefit immensely from Keren Ann's delicate yet smoky vocals. Whether she's wrapping these gorgeous pipes around the string-kissed invitation that is "Lay Your Head Down," defiantly deflecting romantic attachment in the guitar dirge "It Ain't No Crime," or channeling Nico on the VU-flavored psychedelia of "It's All a Lie," Keren Ann is a French import best sampled in an intimate setting. Saturday, June 16 at the Great American Music Hall. 9 p.m., $ (Dave Gil de Rubio)

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