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Basia Bulat has been on a gradual trajectory to pop stardom since 2007: She’s put out a record every three years since then, and her fourth full-length, Good Advice, arrived in early February. The Toronto-based songwriter has been shortlisted for Canada’s Polaris Prize twice, for her 2007 debut of bedroom folk, Oh, My Darling, and for 2013’s Tall Tall Shadow, on which she began reaching for bigger melodies and catchier tunes. However, 2010’s Heart of My Own is her best. The urgent, rolling rhythms make it an invigorating stampede that invokes images of the great Canadian wilderness. The first singles for Good Advice hint that her new album will push further into pop music by leaving her usual autoharp behind for sparkling studio productions. Fans shouldn’t be worried: The new songs are still more Feist than they are FM pop. Basia Bulat performs with Twin Limb at 8 p.m. at Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. $12. (202) 388-7625. rockandrollhoteldc.com.