Myspace Stuff for Hip Young Consumers of New Media
First, you should go to Mom's Myspace page and watch a part of their excellent performance at Good Records. The video moves kind of slow (at least it did for me), but the song sounds great. I guess the fact that three of their CDs appear on this week's Good Records Chart indicates that some of the people at the show enjoyed it as much as we did.
And after you finish that, you might want to stop by the Myspace page of Plano's Farah and check out the song "Dancing Girls," which Gorilla vs Bear blogged about just last week. Chris didn't exactly give it a ringing endorsement in his post, but when we learned she was from Plano (and relatively unknown to us), we decided to give it a listen. The music we found on her page was a bit strange to be sure (especially for a local artist), but I was instantly intrigued by the dark, minimal synth production (it kind of sounds like The Knife tricking Alan Braxe and Fred Falke into taking downers and listening to Electroclash) and Farah's lyrical stew of random thoughts, detached teen angst, bizarre journal entries and Farsi. After a few brief Myspace conversations with the singer, we learned that she is currently working with producer Johnny Jewel of Portland's Glass Candy (although its unclear whether he worked on any of the tracks that appear on her Myspace page) and is also collaborating on a project with Wanz Dover. Some of Farah's lyrics struck us as more than a bit silly, but the overall mood created by the contrast between the production, lyrical content and vocal delivery is quite interesting, and at times a lot of fun. Certainly worth listening to.