Tina Dico has remained largely under the radar here in the States. And it's really too bad because the lady knows how to write beautiful pop songs that that don't smack of corporate manipulation. Dico will hit the Triple Door tomorrow night during her latest tour, and it's a show you won't want to miss, not only because she's damn talented, but because missing her performance at this venue, with its intimate charm and majestic decor, would just be a shame. It's a perfect artist-venue match. Read more after the jump and listen to a few cuts from her newest album.
Denmark's Dico might be best known internationally for her contributions to downtempo English outfit Zero 7's second album When It Falls, on which she sang lead vocals on the dreamy tracks "Home" and "The Space Between." During a 2004 tour, the band filled the Showbox with enveloping trip-hop, and Dico possessed the crowd with fellow sirens Sia Furler and Sophie Barker. Like Furler, Dico applies pitch-perfect, crystal-clear, sultry vocals to soul-bearing lyrics. And like Furler, she's adorable. But Dico has a disposition of seeming reticence and shyness that remains until she opens her cute little mouth. After that, she fills venues with her presence.
A singer-songwriter at heart, Dico released her first solo album (Fuel) well before Zero 7 came knocking, and she's been recording and touring ever since. Her fifth album, A Beginning, A Detour, An Open Ending, comprises three independently recorded, different-sounding EPs in a full-length boxset. For fans of bare-bones acoustic, lush arrangements and dream pop, Dico carries herself with confidence and coveted vocal mastery.
Tina Dico will be performing at the Triple Door at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10. $18 adv, $20 dos. More details here.