Chocolate Candy Jesus Christ

It takes a lot for me to get excited about a new band. Which is interesting because I live in Austin, TX- one of the best places to see new and pre-fucked by the diseased penis’ of major corporations music. However, I’m super stoked to check out the sold-out Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros at The Independent @ 501 Studios tonight. So stoked that I put on my recently purchased 60’s cream tunic for the show tonight, totally not realizing that I now look like Luke Skywalker.

Not only is this band exciting and unique, but for me, they tap into my deeply rooted fascination with the faux traveling-Evangelical-Americana-thang. I would totally change my name to “Iyzebel” and leave my life behind to travel on the road with this band. I would concoct some sort of “miracle drink” and hock it on the side of the road wearing a dress made out of rice bags.

Every aspect of their music- the gazillion member band, the diversity of their voices, the layers of traditional and uncommonly used instruments, the seemingly haphazard noises in the background all make for a fresh musical experience . Their music paints a vivid portrait in your head of a life that you’ve never lived, but always wanted to. A life that consists of you, your honey, and the open road.
Edward is great and all, but I can’t get over the auditory wisdom and sexiness that pours out of Jade Castrinos. Man, I envisioned this weathered and tethered female Johnny Cash circa 1965 and THEN I READ SHE WAS A YOUNG GIRL THAT WORKED AT AMERICAN APPAREL AND I WAS LIKE, “DEAR LORD NO!”

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  • Reply Tennyson ee Hemingway November 7, 2009 at 1:48 am

    They're really good! Being a musician, I hate it when people make easy comparisons but to me, they sound a little like the Brian Jonestown Massacare. But maybe not so druggy. Or maybe more druggy, I don't know.

  • Reply That Chelsea Girl™ November 7, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Oh my goodness, I hope you had fun! I'm sure it was a great show.

  • Reply Nicole Leigh November 7, 2009 at 8:33 am

    i'm really into this band right now!

  • Reply Mr London Street November 7, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Sounds a bit Polyphonic Spree to me.

  • Reply Hannah Miet November 7, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I agree with Mr. London, but I really like them.

    I'm going to try to make the Bowery Ballroom show on the 17th. Thanks for the introduction!

  • Reply Kiley November 15, 2009 at 6:35 am

    "one of the best places to see new and pre-fucked by the diseased penis' of major corporations music"


  • Reply Nicole December 23, 2009 at 2:08 am

    Thanks for turning me onto to such a wonderful band. There is something absolutely beautiful about a bunch of gypsy hippies who obviously enjoy making their music and seem to be having a good time. I wish I could hang out with them.

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