Peeling Wallpaper 


Berkeley bedroom beatmaker Eric Frede ric, aka Wallpaper, concocts supersynthesized pop beats by overexploiting mainstream clichés. He turns his pitch-corrector to eleven and takes his lyrical maturity cues from MTV (DJ, don't try to resist a total beat, it's so mean/I made this song five minutes long for extra dancing, his layered digivoice proclaims on "The Remix"). It's a gimmick that could easily wear itself out if not for the surprisingly thoughtful instrumentals he crafts, as in "I Love a Girl." Wallpaper headlines a show with Electric Soft Parade and Gavin Castleton at Bottom of the Hill on Sunday, May 27. 9 p.m., $8.

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