Monday, November 20, 2006

Grrrl Rawk

Here's some rad music that's currently striking my fancy:


Von Iva: With the departure of bassist Elizabeth Davis earlier this summer, the San Francisco girl group continues as a trio. If you didn't already embrace your inner Tina Turner with their 2005 self-titled EP, get your dance on with the "Tug O' War" and "Do It!" demos currently playing on their myspace page. Electro-soul is where it's at!

New Young Pony Club: Sick of that Intel Core 2 Duo commercial? If not, get hip to the New Young Pony Club, an electro/new wave collective hailing from London. The snotty dance style of "Ice Cream" claims to be "the source you crave," "chocolate flavored love theme" and all. Trashy and very New York à la mode, these English kids do something right.

New Bloods: The art rock girl group, New Bloods, combines punk rock aesthetic with muddy worldbeat rhythms that would make the Slits proud. Thank you Tobi!

the bird and the bee: The all lowercase the bird and the bee features vocalist Inara George and multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin (he produced Lily Allen's 2006 debut, Alright, Still...), and they pick up where Everything But the Girl left off for their own stylish brand of sophisti-pop. A new millennium Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz perhaps?

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