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Cocorosie


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative pop/experimental folk

Status:

Most recent release, Heartache City (2015)

See also:

Cocorosie's site

Wikipedia's entry on Cocorosie

Comparisons:

Helium

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Not for all tastes, Cocorosie (sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady) makes edgy folky (some call it freak folk) pop.

Recommended first album:

Not clear

Recordings:


La maison de mon rêve

Release info:

2004—Touch and Go Records

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of the odd

Group members:

Sierra Casady
Bianca Casady

Produced by:

Cocorosie

Comments:

Pretty odd. Probably good for fans of Helium. (neal)

The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn

Release info:

2007—Touch and Go Records

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of the odd

Group members:

Sierra Casady
Bianca Casady

Produced by:

Valgeir Sigurðsson

Comments:

The new CocoRosie is pretty much mind-blowing... It has all of the style and eccentricity of their previous work, but in the service of real songs, with memorable melodies. It has a lot of momentum and really elevates them to another level. One of my top ten albums of 2007. (timjy@sbcglobal.net)

One of my favorites of 2007. (gordoja@optonline.net, lasherboy@gmail.com)

One of my top 20 of 2007. (christina_skov@hotmail.com)


Grey Oceans

Release info:

2010—Sub Pop

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of the odd

Group members:

Sierra Casady
Bianca Casady

Guest artists:

Christian Chalmers—vocals
Florence Fritz—violin, backing vocals
Gustavo "Bolsa" Gonzalez—drums
Martin Pantirer—bass clarinet, alto sax
Gaël Rakotondrabek—keyboards, piano
Meda Sanai—spoken word
Todd Simon—trumpet

Produced by:

CocoRosie, David Andrew Sitek

Comments:

When I heard the first few tracks from this album, I was convinced it was an April Fool's joke. There was no melody or beauty to be found in its strange world. In fact, I had such a strong reaction to it, I kept coming back to it. wWat are these girls thinking?! And somewhere along the way, I had a complete change of heart. This album is daring, original, strange and unexpected. It's their most cohesive work—an album I have come to enjoy from start-to-finish. (I can't say the same for all of their albums.) It's worth another listen if you initially dismissed it, the way I did. (lasherboy@gmail.com)

Worth checking out. (christina_skov@hotmail.com)

One of my top 20 of 2010. (gordoja@optonline.net


Tales of a Grass Widow

Release info:

2013—City Slang

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of the odd

Group members:

Sierra Casady
Bianca Casady

Guest artists:

Ezekiel Healy—guitar
Ashok Foga—drums, vocals
Mahipai Foga—castanets
Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons)—vocals
Kusumakar—bamboo flute
Ashley "Say Wut!?" Moyer—beatbox, vocals
Gaël Rakotondrabe—guitar, keyboards, organ, piano, synthesizer bass
Valgeir Sigurðsson—beat programming

Produced by:

CocoRosie, Valgeir Sigurðsson

Comments:

A strong release. (christina_skov@hotmail.com)

A great release. (lasherboy@gmail.com)


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