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CocoRosie (video)

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Thursday, Mar 12, 2009
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Cocorosie

La Maison de Mon Reve

(Touch and Go; US: 9 Mar 2004; UK: 12 Apr 2004)

“Freak Folk” was a Trojan Horse of a subgenre, introducing few lasting acts amongst scattered wispy remains. As CocoRosie, Sierra and Bianca Casady present a divisive united front. The sisters have inspired both intense devotion and dismissal, but it seems they are here to stay. Their intentionally over-the-top public statements, zany costumes and occasional mullets combine to sometimes distract from seriously innovative sonic concoctions. Joanna Newsom’s voice is an acquired taste but she comes with a sophistication factor that makes her a safe listen. CocoRosie isn’t having any of that, and as a result its audience is smaller and reviews less glowing.


This new video, posted on YouTube but originally appearing on Whitecanvas, allows the viewer a short glimpse into the world of the Casady sisters. The interview starts with fairies, moves to St. Francis of Assisi and wraps up by finally briefly hinting at the new album. It has been nearly a year since the “God Has a Voice, She Speaks Through Me” single was released, so any new mention of the album is noteworthy. And as with everything else CocoRosie releases, there is a skewed sincerity at the heart of this video.


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