Sunday, July 25, 2004


  • photo from smoosh.comJust when you thought Nellie Mckay was so damned talented at the age of nineteen, now comes along Smoosh, two sisters Chloe (age 10) on drums and vocals and Asya (age 12) on keyboards and vocals, playing indie-rock that falls somewhere between Ben Folds and Death Cab For Cutie. The DCFC influence is not surpising since, DCFC's Jason McGerr was Chloe's drum teacher and convinced her to start playing with someone else in order to better understand the role of the instrument in a rock band. That 'someone' turned out to be Chloe's sister Asysa who herself had been composing her own songs on her keyboard, after having quit piano lessons. But after listening to some of their mp3's and also listening to some streaming KEXP performances from 2003 and 2004, I'm truly convinced that these girls will go on to bigger and better things. They've recently signed to record label Pattern 25 in the States and will be releasing their first full-length CD entitled "She Like Electric". For such young musicians, their musicianship is great, especially Asya's piano arrangements. Vocally, they still sound awkward, but just wait till they hit puberty. :-) [Thanks to hot out herre (blog post on Thursday, July 22, 2004) for pointing me in Smoosh's direction; also check out this article and this live review.]

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