Wednesday, November 15
What is one to make of a "band" called Shivaree with a lead singer who goes by the name of Ambrosia Parsley? Who the hell knows?
Well, maybe Quentin Tarantino does; apparently, he's a fan.
As am I, it turns out. Ms. Parsley possesses a rather bewitching voice that's halfway between poppy and sultry, and her songs play out as deceptively placid little gypsy curses -- look at them the wrong way and they'll spit a pox upon you. To put it another way, Shivaree are "romantic musical anarchists" determined to "prevail against all odds: a waltz or three here, a black mambo there, and 19 months of second-class travel to a cabaret near you."
Quentin Tarantino couldn't have put it better.
Shivaree on MySpace.
From the LP Who's Got Trouble?, 2005 >>>
[MP3] "I Close My Eyes"
[MP3] "Little Black Mess"
From the LP Rough Dreams, 2002 >>>
[MP3] "John, 2/14"
From the LP I Oughtta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump, 1999 >>>
[MP3] "Goodnight Moon"