[POP] D.C.-based electro-pop trio SHAED (as in, like, “throwing shade”) have been acquainted since high school when lead vocalist Chelsea Lee began dating Spencer Ernst who, along with his twin brother Max, now arrange Lee’s instrumental backdrop. Lee signed a solo deal with Atlantic in 2009, fresh out of high school, while the Ernst twins shopped their music around for a record deal (but eventually ended up going to college instead). At University of Maryland, they formed a folkie duo called The Walking Sticks and Lee, having ended her relationship with Atlantic, joined them. A shift from rootsy music to electronic dream-pop facilitated a name change and now the trio is SHAED. “Trampoline,” from their second E.P., Melt, has subsequently been used in a Macbook Air commercial, thus significantly raising the trio’s profile. Both the E.P. and “Trampoline” display impressive imagination, giving in to trendy electronic production techniques without over-saturating the tracks with unnecessary bells and whistles. Our very own electro whiz, Suzanne Lee Bonifacio, will open the show with her musical project, Space Cubs, so get to the Rec Room early on Friday, February 22.