CocoRosie never ceases to amaze us. Sisters Bianca ("Coco") and Sierra ("Rosie") are two of the most recognizable mustached ladies -- barring only the bearded lady at the circus. But why go to the circus when you can actually see the performance art meets full-on stage spectacle that is CocoRosie up-close?
Daytrotter knew there was a lot more behind CocoRosie's blend of "freak folk" than meets the eye. The group's music is often misunderstood, misinterpreted, or just plain missed by the mainstream, so they set out to bring the ladies to the limelight last week.
they recorded live in the studio -- an introduction and a five-song set
-- are the perfect prelude for any CocoRosie newbie. From the wavy and
synthy voices on the introduction to the spontaneous addition of
beatboxing and rapping in "The Moon Asked the Cow," the Casady sisters seem to have mastered the art
of an impromptu performance.
They change up a few of the songs from their recorded versions, but we don't mind it so much because Sierra's operatic harmonies are intact and intertwined
with Bianca's trademark vocals as usual, and the juxtaposing sounds meld perfectly for a finished product that's both unique and at times comical -- and we can't help but smile. This session makes for an interesting
introduction to any freak-folk genre enthusiast. You can listen in on
the session here.
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They'll play Revolution on September 24 at 8 p.m. From what we hear from
the Cassady sisters, there will be plenty of costume changes,
mustaches, and androgyny to be seen, with a dash of "Florida flavor."
Tickets cost $17. Click here.