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An Irish based alternative music blog. Music news, gigs, live reviews, album reviews... You'll find them here. If you want anything featured or removed, please shout. I hope you'll discover something new to love on this little experiment of mine. Currently editing the Music Section of the UCC Express and contributing to Motley magazine on campus, as well as writing for PopCultureMonster and 4FortyFour. Always looking for new projects so please get in touch if interested. Thanks for reading.

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Music: CocoRosie

A sister duo with complex origins (the project began in Paris, France, while the sisters themselves are North American: half-Cherokee in fact, or so their myspace and last.fm pages claim!), the sound is as rich and experimental as you'd expect. Fusing hip-hop, electronica, hushed lo-fi vocals and new-wave sounds, they have landed on something referred to by many as freak-folk with hints of trip-hop...

Yeah it really is quite difficult to explain.

It's safe to say that CocoRosie are rather different, though this is certainly a good thing. It's been a while since I've heard anything quite like this - and they don't sound too similar to the majority of music that I've been playing lately.

Lemonade is a simply stunning track. It is the lead single from off new album, Grey Oceans, which hits stores in late May.

Last.fm likens them to Devandra Banhart, Cat Power, Antony & the Johnsons, Joanna Newsom and Bjork - an eclectic bunch to say the least!
Highly recommended. Check out Lemonade here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO0G_AaOV6o

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