Brooklyn singer Xenia Rubinos' Magic Trix, on the BaDaBing label, is one of the more intriguing releases of 2013. Is the Cuban / Puerto Rican vocalist a Latina Bjork? A shinier, happier cross between Fiona Apple and St. Vincent? Or just a full-of-surprises, angular creative force who we'd be better off appreciating for her own merits than comparing her to other artsy female artists?
Rubinos, with drummer Marco Buccelli in tow, plays Silk City tonight, with Khari Mateen opening. Below, check out Rubinos' "Whirlwind" and see what she does with Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer." Show details here.