Thursday, November 10, 2005

Coco Rosie and Ann Arbor is a whore...



Coco Rosie's Noah's Ark is an interesting album. Beautiful, lo-fi Bjorkesque vocals covered with scattered melodies make for a wild ride. One look at the album cover, and you can't help but ask questions. First off, what are they trying to do here? Seriously, a unicorn, a rainbow spitting zebra and what looks to be a horse sprouting a third eye are engaged in group sex. Ok. That's weird, yet magical is the first word that comes to mind here, with screwed up comes in a close second. Whatever it might be, it's good. Real good. This album takes a few listens, but when it hits...ohh boy, it's female Devandra and male Antony (get it). Both artists pitch in on the album, so if you like their material, you'll be sure to love this.

The core of the music is made by singers/multi-instrumentalists Sierra and Bianca Cassidy, formerly estranged sisters who bonded over music and made their magical debut in a Paris flat. Their music has a lunatic music box feel that ought to appeal to fans of Bjork and Joanna Newsom, while the lyrics mine transgressive territory more often found in a book by JT LeRoy than a pop song. The true stars of the album are the singers' lovely, ethereal voices, which refract a '30s jazz-blues idiom through a strangely deadened, forever-sad delivery. It's the vocal equivalent of the toymaker's creations from Blade Runner and it is simply beautiful! -Mike McGonigal
Coco Rosie - Beautiful Boyz
Coco Rosie - South 2nd
Coco Rosie - Armageddon
Coco Rosie - Honey or Tar

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Congratulations to the winners of my Slightly Unoriginal, but totally Awesome Supergrass Contest. I haven't decided who you are yet, and there is one more day to email/post me a little snerp on your dental history, but I'm going to say that anyone who has had a good experience with or likes a dentist is going to win. Bad visits do not count. If you smoke or use tobacco products then you loose automatically. Sorry, you know I'm right. Especially chew.... that's sick... I'll post the winning responses on Monday, as I'll be out of town for the weekend watching my IU Hoosiers take it to the lowly Michagin Wolverines. I'm trying to score a Muck Fichigan shirt to wear to the game, but methinks that is more of an Illinois thing, heh? Big picture post next week with shots of the upset.....in Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor is a whore)

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