Plumerai has just released their album,’Mondegreen’, the first full length CD by the band since the addition of Eliza Brown on vocals and Mickey Vershbow on drums. Together with Martin & James Newman, they’ve crafted some of the finest dreamscapes this side of the Atlantic. As once described in the press, Plumerai is the personification of beauty. Sample the album now and visit their Bandcamp page to buy on CD or in DIGITAL format.
About The Artist
Blonde Redhead is an alternative rock band originating from New York City in the early 1990s. It was formed by Kazu Makino, Maki Takahashi and Milan-born Italian twin brothers Simone Pace and Amedeo Pace. They take their name from a song by DNA, a 70s and 80s no-wave band from New York. Blonde Redhead caught the attention of Sonic Youth’s drummer, Steve Shelley, who produced their first self titled album in 1993. Shortly afterwards Maki Takahashi left the band and the remaining band members continued as a trio. On their third album, Fake Can Be Just As Good, they were joined by Vern Rumsey of Unwound as a guest bassist. After this they continued without a bass player for the release of the remainder of their albums. On their fourth album, In an Expression of the Inexpressible, Guy Picciotto of Fugazi was hired as producer, as well as contributing to singing on the song “Futurism vs. Passeism Part 2”. Guy Picciotto has produced their latest two records as well, Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and Misery is a Butterfly.
Blonde Redhead has gradually increased in popularity in the underground music scene. Their early music has been described as emulative of Sonic Youth, but their more recent releases have begun to stray from this generalization. Kazu Makino is noted for her high, eerie voice, which hovers over melodic guitar riffs and rhythmic drum beats.
The large span of time between Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and Misery is a Butterfly is attributed to Makino’s recovery time after being trampled by a horse. Much of Misery Is A Butterfly’s imagery and illustration is equestrian or reflective of the accident. In the liner notes, Makino thanks her doctors “and her friends who fed her and cheered her up when she couldn’t do much on her own.”
The band’s 7th album is called “23” and was released in April 2007.
Their 8th album, “Penny Sparkle” was released in September 14, 2010.
We are giving away a copy of Jem’s debut CD, FINALLY AWOKEN to one lucky reader! It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so to enter all you have to do is reply to this post and with the name of your favorite romantic song with female vocals. One name will be drawn at random on Tuesday, February 9th (2/9). Be sure to include your email address so we may contact you in the event that you win (you don’t need to register to enter). Good luck!