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"
[MP3] "Thundercats"

From the LP I Oughtta Give You a Shot in the Head for Making Me Live in This Dump, 1999 >>>
[MP3] "Goodnight Moon"

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