Birdeatsbaby – Bigger Teeth EP

What's the most accurate way to describe the music of Birdeatsbaby? Theirs is a combination of vaudeville reverie, acerbic lyricism and classical allusions, which, when combined with their quite startling musical skills and their quite lovely voices (even when the subject matter gets a bit gnarly), all of this very nearly places the band in a … [Read more...]

Interview with Bitter Ruin

Delusions of Adequacy:  Hello Georgia and Ben!  It’s so wonderful to be doing this interview with you.  I’ve only recently found out about Bitter Ruin, but I was instantly bowled over by your sharply intense, stirring, dual vocal acrobatics, spirited guitar sound, and, well, what can I say - bitter and bracing lyrics. You have two EPs under your … [Read more...]

Katzenjammer Kabarett – Grand Guignol & Variétés

Voilà, the second album from the French quartet made up of Mary Komplikated, Herr Katz, Klischee, and Mr. Guillotine, and, as the album title denotes, Katzenjammer Kabarett revels in traipsing through a variety of styles, from 1980s synth-pop to dark cabaret melodramatics to classical strings and piano notes.  The lyrics are streaked with a sly, … [Read more...]