Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Two Ton Boa|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The band crafts songs with just as many sonic nooks n' crannies and trap door surprises as the oft-cited funhouse references associated with their particular dark, infectious pop. Classically trained vocalist Sherry Fra... more »
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The band crafts songs with just as many sonic nooks n' crannies and trap door surprises as the oft-cited funhouse references associated with their particular dark, infectious pop. Classically trained vocalist Sherry Fraser has been declared as possessing one of the greatest vocal ranges in indie rock today, with an emotional range described as sweet, raw, mysterious, funny, leering, defiant, and downright frightening. Two Ton Boa rhythmically crushes and melodically charms, devouring listeners through Fraser's engaging use of hypnotic melodic nets.
A bad seed...
Catfight1980 | Somewhere in Houston | 01/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this cd, you should really check it out if you are into The Need at all. This is actually a little easier to digest than their music, so if you liked the dark edge, but you thought The Need was a little too experimental, Parasiticide will be perfect for you. You might think its a little strange that there is no guitar, but there is no bass in the White Stripes, Bratmobile, The Gossip, or the YYY's. Sherry Fraser has an amazing voice, the dark, dramatic lyrics are cool, and the double twin attack of two basses is awesome, great drums and synth lines. I love the creepy amusement park/carnival vibe. At first the song 'My Favorite Bloody Patient' annoyed me just a little, but it is growing on me and now I find it being stuck in the back of my mind a lot. I could listen to the song 'bad seed' on repeat without getting tired of it. There are good synth lines that make up for the lack of guitar. I don't miss the guitar in this band, just like I don't miss the bass in Sleater-Kinney. And if you have no idea who the Need is (whom I find the most comparison with TTB), then imagine the Dresden Dolls, but without the upbeat rhythms. Dark, no-wave inspired indie rock, I love this band."
Stargrazer | deep in the heart of Michigan | 10/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sherry Fraser's innovative twin-bass compositions recall Girls Against Boys and (not surprisingly, since John Congleton produced "Parasiticide") The Paper Chase -- dynamic and richly cathartic. Fraser throws in some ingredients entirely her own, as a talented multi-instrumentalist and possessor of a wide and versatile vocal range. Parts of "Parasiticide" soar and others almost violently ground the listener. There are classically-informed touches mixed in with the grind and dissonance of indie rock.
May I coin a term? "Indie rock" has been put to death by corporately owned "college" radio...Fraser very well maybe ushering in "post-indie" rock: full of detail but every bit as visceral and accusatory as punk and utterly trouncing the hushed confessionals and overwrought eyeliner-rock that is choking up airwaves these days."