Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The Soviettes

One of my favorite bands from the last few years, The Soviettes, have a new album out titled -- in the minimalist tradition of previous releases LP and LP II -- LP III. The band consist of 3 women playing guitars and a guy playing drums. They all sing, although the drummer comes from the Fred Schneider (B-52s) school of delivery. The band specializes in a high-energy, pop-punk sound that has been described as the Go Go's meet the Ramones. Fairly accurate, although I've noticed a certain amount of new wave poutiness in their last two albums. Annie, who seems to sing all of the songs that get released as singles, has this great tough girl rock-n-roll voice that reminds me (for better, not worse) of Pat Benatar.

You can get two of the songs from the new album from their website:
- Multiply And Divide
- Paranoia! Cha-Cha-Cha
Note that Paranoia!Cha-Cha-Cha previously appeared on last year's Rock Against Bush, Vol. 1 compilation. Please don't hold the fact that the album failed to prevent Bush from being re-elected against the band. You can also check out some of their videos, including one for Multiply and Divide.


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