June 14, 2008

Dream Bitches: Coke-and-Spiriters

A band with a singer called Yoko? Don't panic, not that Yoko. This one is a member of the Dream Bitches, four chicks and one dude from New York. Don't let the colorful clothes fool you. Their music may sound like sunny pop songs, but the lyrics tell you another story. Of course lazy blogger compared them with The Breeders, but they got back a bit further than that. With their sixties pomp and late seventies attitude a la The Slits they let the vocals travel all over the place. If you are nasty, you might say that they can't carry a tune, but it's so goddamned catchy that they are instantly forgiven for their lousy timing.

Dream Bitches: Coke-and-Spiriters

With nine originals and a cover of Me and the Major (Belle and Sebastian) Coke-and-Spiriters is a good album for a summers day with the clouds slowly building up to deliver a shit load of heavy rain. And incidentally: Way to Go is a song that Kim Gordon should consider performing as an encore.

Dream Bitches
Yoko Kikuchi: vocals, guitar
Ann Zakaluk: vocals, tambourine
Casey Holford: guitar
Julie DeLano: bass
Tina Harris: drums

Coke-and-Spiriters is released on Recommended If You Like Records.

Tracks:
  1. Bad Luck Bill
  2. Hierarchy Island
  3. Bronxy Marie
  4. Maniacal Mechanic
  5. Me and the Major
  6. Mother's Day
  7. Spoke on a Wheel
  8. Sweet Anneth
  9. Video Games
  10. Way to Go

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