Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Song of the day

"Tangled Line", by Brave Irene.

Brave Irene are Rose Melberg's new band. Rose may be best known to you as a member of the too-short-lived K Records band Tiger Trap. Or as one half of The Softies. (Sigh.) But here she is, many years after her last "band" project, bringing together a bunch of like-minded dudettes in order to channel the sound of 1980s Dunedin as if she owned it.

I wouldn't be surprised to discover that somebody from the band had flown to New Zealand to borrow the actual organ that appears on all of the classic Flying Nun records.

The (likely) fact that they are named after a William Steig children's book (and one that we own, too) only adds to their charm.