Listening Post: Soma Mestizo–"Flipping U Off"

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Okay, so Christiane (above), lead singer of Pittsburgh art rockers Soma Mestizo, sent me their album, Telomere, months ago.  But, even after a few listens, I found it challenging and couldn’t really get my arms (or ears) around it.  So I did what any reasonable person would do: I put the album down and moved on.

But the album stayed on my mind.  And when I picked it up, it didn’t just sneak up on me, it cold-cocked me.  It’s an album full of delightfully propulsive anarchy.  And how cool is it that the band uses an Aboriginal dijeridoo in place of a bass?  In places, it gives the lower frequencies an almost vocal quality.

In addition to this one, there are a plenty of good tracks on Telomere.  Check “Had Ur Back”, “Lunar Cycles”, “The Sound”, and “Quotas” all of which are my favorites.

Enjoy!

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  • http://www.amygkerlin.blogspot.com Amy Gerette Kerlin

    Thanks for posting this; a great band and true artists.

  • http://www.boldaslove.us Rob Fields

    Thanks, Amy. I really appreciate you taking time to visit and check out the blog. Re: Pittsburgh, I haven’t been there in close to 20 years. I will say this: as much as I love NYC, New Yorkers still haven’t figured out how to do cheese fries.

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