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Smoosh! • "Two Seattle sisters, Chloe (age 9) on drums and vocals and Asya (age 11) on keys and vocals, write and play pensive, pulsing indie pop rock." Audio interviews & live songs available from KEXP radio. Certainly more endearing than these little tykes.
posted by dhoyt (33 comments total)

 
hah, man is that Prussian Blue funny. I mean, not funny, but funny. Are they real?
posted by xmutex at 3:54 PM on December 24, 2004


Female Hanson?
posted by billsaysthis at 3:56 PM on December 24, 2004


They rock!
posted by opek at 3:57 PM on December 24, 2004


Fantastic! Like someone put Blonde Redhead and Quasi in a blender and then shot it with a miniaturizing raygun. This MP3 kicks.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 5:05 PM on December 24, 2004


I'm sold.

*buys CD*
posted by buriednexttoyou at 5:17 PM on December 24, 2004


Wow. All I could listen to is the mp3 YSStOG linked. Rather sophisticated rhythm and melodies for 9 & 11. I wish they had better production, though.
posted by effwerd at 5:19 PM on December 24, 2004


Well alright! I hope they do very well.
posted by LouReedsSon at 5:22 PM on December 24, 2004


xmutex: yep.
posted by abcde at 5:23 PM on December 24, 2004


I'm enjoying this! The live interview with the live music is really impressive. I have to remind myself that they're kids. It's enjoyable music. Nice find!
posted by PossumCowboy at 5:29 PM on December 24, 2004


way better than the crap they play on that mtv
posted by tsarfan at 5:51 PM on December 24, 2004


Very Quasi- and Mates of State-like.
posted by interrobang at 5:51 PM on December 24, 2004


(And surprisingly rhythmically complex.)
posted by interrobang at 5:51 PM on December 24, 2004


I wish I knew more unique preteens.
posted by sian at 6:51 PM on December 24, 2004


Singer sounds like Harriet Wheeler from the Sundays.
posted by jeremy b at 6:56 PM on December 24, 2004


I've actually had the pleasure of seeing them live and, boy, do they rock. They have twice the talent and stage presence of performers thrice their age. Their shows are especially fun because many of their fans are 8-, 9-, and 10-year-olds. It's not often that you see pre-teens at rock shows. It's good to see that there are valid non-Ashlee/Avril/Good Charlotte choices for the elementary school set.
posted by mhum at 7:02 PM on December 24, 2004


Man, did I waste my childhood.

They're great.
posted by fenriq at 7:07 PM on December 24, 2004


This is really frickin impressive.

But I still can't get my head around Prussian Blue. I am convinced it's an elaborate joke. It has to be.
posted by xmutex at 9:21 PM on December 24, 2004


Voice of dissent: Don't get me wrong, they're good for their ages, but the music to me was like audio water torture.
posted by Doohickie at 9:45 PM on December 24, 2004


Nothing spectacular harmonically or melodically, but at least they can sing (reasonably) in tune and play in sync. Impressive, for their ages. Imagine where they'll be in 10 years?
posted by aerify at 10:51 PM on December 24, 2004


It's a mixed bag, folks. I saw them open for the Presidents last year, and while a few people seemed to legitimately like them, most of us hated it. I mean, yeah, they seem great as a novelty post here on the blue -- but they're basically obnoxious when you want actual music.
posted by ScotchLynx at 11:03 PM on December 24, 2004


I mean, yeah, they seem great as a novelty post here on the blue -- but they're basically obnoxious when you want actual music.

actual music like... the presidents of the usa?
posted by jimmy at 1:53 AM on December 25, 2004


Fucking hell. There's a link at the bottom of that Prussian Blue interview - to Resistance.com - a record company which has bands such as Angry Aryans (does anyone remember Angry Anderson btw?) with their delightfully titled album - Racially Motivated Violence, featuring the single "Still just a n****r (self censorship).

How fucked up were their parents?

It does raise the interesting point - probably for a different discussion - on how far do you take free speech. The UK Government are currently trying to ban hate speech - in particular against religion.
posted by gt16 at 2:08 AM on December 25, 2004


The writing is surprisingly intricate and goes in unexpected directions. Right now, there is a big "look at the cute little kids" factor.

I say give 'em about three years to mature and they'll really be good... at the ripe old ages of 14 and 12.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 8:10 AM on December 25, 2004


Pretty impressive! I'm hoping they'll do a cover of My Pal Foot Foot by 60s school girl superstars The Shaggs.
posted by RemusLupin at 8:29 AM on December 25, 2004


xmutex, too lazy to do the search myself but we had a lengthy thread here in the Blue some months back about Prussian Blue and their ilk. Do believe it.
posted by billsaysthis at 9:43 AM on December 25, 2004


What I want to know is, do they write all their own material? 'Cause if they do, I'm impressed.
posted by squidlarkin at 10:06 AM on December 25, 2004


I've had this on my ipod for weeks as part of the Point d'Ecoute collection, but never knew they were so young. Thanks.
posted by fungible at 2:20 PM on December 25, 2004


Smoosh is amazing.
posted by Jeff_Larson at 8:05 PM on December 25, 2004


Amazon.com had their cd. It's on the way.
posted by PossumCowboy at 12:51 AM on December 26, 2004


KEXP is the real story here. Easily the BBC of America and the best radio staion in the world. Streams live.
posted by lacus at 1:58 AM on December 26, 2004


KEXP is the only radio I listen to and I often relisten to shows in the archive. I've seen Smoosh a few times and their best show was opening for Pearl Jam. They rocked and people went nuts. They write their own songs and before they made the official CD they would give out burned cds of previous shows for free. I think the drummer from Death Cab for Cutie is their drum teacher/ mentor. Their song RAD is infectiously fun and positive. Uh huh, uh huh, Yo, Yo!
posted by roboto at 6:36 PM on December 26, 2004


The cd arrived, and I've really enjoyed listening. I put it on my iPod, and I'm giving the cd to my daughters (aged six and eight) to listen to at their mom's house.
posted by PossumCowboy at 11:09 AM on January 4, 2005


They're great, and the best part, as someone else noted, is that they're bringing the pre-teen set into the rock world at a young age.
posted by chaz at 1:24 PM on January 4, 2005


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