SPOTLIGHT: DEIDRE & THE DARK
Take one listen to Deidre & The Dark (Facebook) and you'll hear some awesome influences like 60s Connie Francis, or even the some-what-modern-day Au Revoir Simone girls from Williamsburg, BK. If you're going more popular, think Lana Del Rey but with actual emotion. Or maybe a mild, more tasteful Amy Winehouse. And though you could go for days on what she sounds like, Deidre's music and incredible artistry stands alone, as she purposely channels several female representations in each track. Watch the video of some really cool live performances and interviews below, or check after the jump for more. Oh, did we also mention that she plays in the super cool, 'fantasy-rock' band Savoir Adore? Yeah, and she's also married to David Perlick Molinari (French Horn Rebellion, MGMT's Time To Pretend).
'Classic Girl' shows her bluesy-a-go-go style with quick-clapped beats, perky vocals and smooth melodies. But it's her twist of the surf safari guitar riffs and Rocky-Horror synths that really make this song stand out. 'Don't Blame Me Now' may be perfect for a Macy's holiday commercial, or a summer sale at Target, but that's not to say it's nothing short of great. The fact that it's wickedly catchy and polished only makes it harder not to bob your head or snap your fingers to.
Live performance of her track 'One Way Ticket to Hell.'
Along with the 5 track release of Curious Parcel, Deidre finds herself not only joining BK bans, but also hosting conceptual parties at various venues in BK. Keep an eye on this one.