Saturday, June 30, 2007

Frolicking with LadybiRdS

Sometimes one of the best parts of a band's website is where they talk about who (or what) they sound like. Sometimes it's something like "A Moluccan Cockatoo's feather falling to the Earth on a cloudless December night in Istanbul while Nitzer Ebb plays in the background." Right. In LadybiRdS' case, it's "Pop tunery inspired by an 8 bit Nintendo or Atari 2600 or Cyndi Lauper superfan meets a (cupcake pop version of) The Postal Service on diet pills (before Ephedra was banned by the FDA.)." The fact of the matter is that in this case, I couldn't put it any better myself.

LadybiRdS is composed of Tyler Pursel (of Gym Class Heroes) and Teeter Sperber (formerly of Ley Royal Scam), as well as a whole slew of guest vocalists. The pair works magic with one another, making music that's just plain sugary sweet fun. It's very low-fi electronica (hence the Atari 2600 reference) with quirky vocals loud and clear on top. In many ways, it reminds me of Au Revoir Simone's album The Bird Of Music from earlier this year, but a little more playful.

The following two tracks will give you a good feel of what the album is about. I've included the opening lyrics from Andy Lex because I enjoy them so much (and to give you can idea of what I mean by sugary sweet music).
i never saw a face so sweet
as the one that frames your eyes
i never cared about wyoming
but could tell that you were wise
i wonder now if i missed out by not agreeing to stay the night
after i held you while we watched the princess bride
The album doesn't drop until September 18th, but in the meantime, enjoy the following tracks:

LadybiRdS - The Brown And Red Divide : Regional Community Theater
LadybiRdS - Andy Lex : Regional Community Theater

Visit their label Creep Records, and become their friend on MySpace.


Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want to Have Fun : She's So Unusual

Au Revoir Simone - Dark Halls : The Bird Of Music

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