The indie-rock mamma took a unexpected turn last year with an album that was more pop than rock and a persona that was more sex kitten than rocker grrrl.

Phair took the raised eyebrows in stride and is expected to release a new album in September.

She’ll road-test some of the new tunes in a club tour that launches July 26, three days after her Lollapalooza appearance, at Boston’s Paradise.

La Liz will go from there to gigs in Philadelphia; New York City; Alexandria, Va.; West Hollywood, Calif.; Seattle; Portland, Ore.; and San Francisco.

The tour includes two-night stands in the Big Apple, Philadelphia and San Francisco.