Sunday, April 05, 2009

Another Kind of Fay

Their website says "It's not just a band, it's a way of life". After listening to a few of their songs and reading their bio and blog, I'm inclined to agree. L.A.'s The Bastard Fairies seem to create quirky and peculiar enough music to avoid being labeled as "cute" - because they're also thorny enough to swallow.

And there is much to digest - from love songs to political protest, lead singer Yellow Thunder Woman works the tension between the coy and the seductress, the girl and the woman, the shadow and the light. The result is indie pop with an after taste (and after thought).

Check out The Bastard Fairies on their website, MySpace and for more tracks and info.

The Bastard Fairies - The Greatest Love Song {MP3} (from Memento Mori)
The Bastard Fairies - Ode to the Prostitute {MP3} (from Memento Mori)
The Bastard Fairies - Memento Mori {MP3} (from Memento Mori)

On the L.A. note, I wanted to re-post Lemonwilde's track again as there seemed to have been some problems with it (my bad). I hope that re-encoding it did the trick. The track originally appeared (and still does) on the Lemonwilde special Q&A post (here), while the original Lemowilde post is here.

Lemonwilde - Nondeterministic Automation {MP3} (from Red Room)

No comments: