Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Move over, Shangri-Las. There's a new girl gang in town. They call themselves Kissy, Dusty, and Junior, but everyone knows that the girls in Cadallaca are Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney and Sarah Dougher and sts from the... more »
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Move over, Shangri-Las. There's a new girl gang in town. They call themselves Kissy, Dusty, and Junior, but everyone knows that the girls in Cadallaca are Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney and Sarah Dougher and sts from the Lookers. Taking on new identities is a thematic strain for Cadallaca. Not only have they rechristened themselves, they have also gone far afield of their other bands. Cadallaca is a girl group in the old-fashioned sense of the word: close harmonies, Farfisa-driven tunes, and attitude applied like fresh red lipstick. But don't expect the same old brokenhearted subjects. "June-n-July" is a word-crammed story of brave young warriors, but as opposed to the Shirelles song, these soldier boys are girls! The creaky, haunted-house organ of "Night Vandals" sets the tone for this bizarre stalker's lament. Lo-fi production can be a burden on some bands, but here it is perfect for the retro appeal. Cadallaca: the world's first grrrl group. --Lois Maffeo
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Hapworth | Palma de Mallorca, Spain | 06/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, when I first purchased this CD, I thought it would sound like Sleater-Kinney or Heavens to Betsy. Needless to say, my initial impression of Introducing Cadallaca was a bit low and I'd nearly dismissed it as being a goofy yet failed experiment.Nevertheless I forced myself to put the CD on while driving in my car and, well, it just sort of grew on me--quick! Maybe it had something to do with the fact that it was summertime and the songs really do have a quirky, off-kilter, roll-down-the-car-windows-and-bounce-along-with-the-tunes quality to them. Whatever the reason, I now love this disc. The songs are purposely spare and garage-y retro (just listen to the synthesizer riffs! ) and the ladies (and one guy) sound like they had fun with this project. My favorite, perhaps, is "Night Vandals", which sounds like a 90's version of the Velvet Underground's "Murder Mystery."Put simply, if you're looking for a fun record that's a good deal lighter than the guitar crunch of Sleater-Kinney, I highly suggest Introducing Cadallaca."
hanna | New York | 12/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's really not too often that a band like this comes along. Refreshing, nostalgic, harmonious, and oh so fine! is how you could describe Cadallaca. This trio is like the drunk date you want no committment from, but you know you want to take her home for the night, and who could resist. The tale of Cadallaca all started with the farfisa organ that Sarah Dougher aquired. This organ is what gives the band its raw and organic sound, along with the heart breaking voice of Corin and the drumming of STS. What makes the band more wonderous is that they have all given themselves alter egos. Kissy, Dusty, and Junior are the alter egos of Corin Tucker (Sleater Kinney+Heavens to Betsy), Sarah Dougher and STS (formerly of the Lookers). From Introducing Cadallaca you will get the feeling that the girls of Cadallaca like to have fun. You will feel irresponsilbe as you let yourself go wild. The melodies and harmonies will stick in your head, leaving you desperate for some more of what Cadallaca has to offer. This is true rock & roll style. And if they ever break up, I know that the Cadallaca spirit will live on in all of us. "Out West" Cadallaca's new album due out Dec. 7th 2000 on KRS records."
Breath of fresh air--aaahhh
green189 | Hollywood | 12/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Breathe it deep, because in the stale state that music has lingered in for the past few years, we've all needed a cool breeze, and these girls deliver it by twisting and tweaking the old staples into something original. The inclusion of the organ is always an interesting touch (see Nick Cave, Murder City Devils) and these ladies pull it off quite well.
The songs are raw and a little rough around the edges, and that's part of the charm; it lends more credibility and emotive qualities to the music. The album gives the feeling that Cadallaca is onto something, and while it's not yet perfect, these ladies are just the ones to get it there."