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Indie-rock Renaissance woman Jenny Toomey apparently isn’t content with fronting two bands (Tsunami, Grenadine), and running a record label (Arlington’s Simple Machines). Liquorice, a two-guitar and drum trio, is her latest creative endeavor. By eschewing the distortion that marked (but occasionally marred) Tsunami’s recordings, Toomey and bandmate Dan Littleton (who previously played together as Choke) have produced a 7-inch EP of morose, folkish rock that heralds the ensemble’s forthcoming 4AD release. “Stalls,” an agitated attack on marriage, features Toomey’s trademark stop-start rhythms and unexpected tempo changes. “Artifacts” is sung by Littleton, whose voice recalls Red House Painter Mark Kozelek’s melancholy but passionate drawl. “Squawk of the Town” is a dreamy foray into the melodic avant-garde that’s enhanced by His Name Is Alive frontman Warren DeFever’s deconstructionist production. The band makes its local debut tonight at the Black Cat along with the Sebadoh-ish, lo-fi stylings of Arlington’s See Saw and labelmates the Raymond Brake, a guitar-drums duo whose latest single invokes both Tsunami and fellow North Carolinians Superchunk.