Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Song: Boring
Artist: The Pierces
Album: Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge

The Pierces are a New York City based sister singer-songwriter team from Birmingham Alabama. I hadn’t been familiar with their work before, but had gotten their third full-length album, “Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge” a while back and just got around to listening to it.

The album is a pleasantly quirky collection of cutesy-sadistic pop folk songs. The standout track, thus far in my listening, is the glamorously lifeless “Boring.” An obvious slam at the Hilton/Lohman/Spears nightlife obsessed apathy of the ridiculously rich. Some of the lines are absolutely hysterical… delivered in a bored and detached monotone; “Sexy boy, girl on girl, manage trios… boring” and “Marijuana, cocaine, heroin… boring.” It’s a great song.

It seems the girls really took a serious stab at pop here with this album, possibly to expand their audience… While “Boring” apparently made a minor splash (though I had never heard it) they didn’t blow up in say, the way Tegan & Sara did with their indie-pop stab “So Jealous.” But I think their record is interesting… and deserves a second look.


Video for “Boring”

No comments: