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November 10, 2013 10:00 PM   Subscribe

CocoRosie performing live on May 27th at Bouffes Du Nord, Paris. (youtube link)

tracklist
1. Child Bride
2. End of Time
3. Harmless Monster
4. Tearz for Animals
5. After the Afterlife
6. Gravediggress
7. Ana Lama
8. Villain
9. Far Away
10. Undertaker
11. R.I.P. Burn Face
12. Smokey Taboo
13. Poison
14. We Are on Fire
15. Fairy Paradise
16. God Has a Voice, She Speaks through me
17. Happy Eyez
18. Werewolf
19. Teen Angel
posted by mannequito (10 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh, goodness. I always sort of suspected that with the gimmickry and studio-wonkery of their albums, that they'd be a pretty lackluster band to see live. But it's fascinating how they translate their approach to the stage. It's not quite the same, but it's got a hell of a groove to it, and it has that same fascinating element to their music that makes them so distinct.

Thank you for sharing this.
posted by Rory Marinich at 10:45 PM on November 10, 2013


You're welcome!

btw if anyone just wants to casually sample one track, I recommend R.I.P. Burn Face. Granted, it's my personal favorite song of theirs, but this is just a stunning version, even better than the studio recording.

Starts pretty much at exactly the 1hr. mark.
posted by mannequito at 11:18 PM on November 10, 2013


Swoon
posted by Annika Cicada at 12:15 AM on November 11, 2013


This CocoRosie?
posted by acb at 3:26 AM on November 11, 2013 [3 favorites]


Nitsuh Abebe has written about CocoRosie's problematic uses of race, and without the not-actually-undertone of "I TOLD YOU THEY WERE A HORRIBLE BAND AND LOOK THEY'RE RACIST I WAS RIGHT."
posted by Rory Marinich at 4:20 AM on November 11, 2013 [9 favorites]


Musically they sound a bit like a more interesting Dead Can Dance, but with some other stuff going on. I liked it.

Regarding the problematic stuff discussed in the two articles above, though, I'm more and more of the opinion that the less I know about an artist's personal life, the better. So many writers and musicians whose work I love turn out to be serial abusers, semi-secret racists, or worse. I've stopped seeking out biographical details because it so rarely adds something I want to know. Once in a while ignorance really is bliss.
posted by Dip Flash at 6:39 AM on November 11, 2013


Wow, the Nitsuh Abebe piece was great.

Anyway, I haven't listened to CocoRosie in years—maybe it's time to give them another spin.
posted by Sokka shot first at 7:12 AM on November 11, 2013


I'm more and more of the opinion that the less I know about an artist's personal life, the better. So many writers and musicians whose work I love turn out to be serial abusers, semi-secret racists, or worse.
I'm not hugely invested in CocoRosie either way, but the fact that they used the n-word in the song "Jesus Loves Me" really turned me off to them. Once a Caucasian artist uses that word, it's all over for me.
posted by pxe2000 at 11:09 AM on November 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rory, that Nitsuh Abebe piece is really great. Thanks.
posted by davidjmcgee at 1:09 PM on November 11, 2013


Their new album is super exciting, one of my favourite releases of theirs in years.
posted by Theta States at 11:41 AM on November 12, 2013


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