Single Of The Month 02.01
Finding life a chore? Kids grinding you down? Nicole Elmer vents her frustration and spleen like every valium and apple pie-fuelled 'mom' in Fifties America suddenly rose in unison and eviscerated their loved ones, Dawn Of The Dead style, while screeching about "boneless pork loin" and "Wor-cester-shire sauce". Domestic godess she ain't: it's like The Slits meeting Panacea at the Butthole Surfers' barbecue, to paraphrase Derrick May. Pure anti-social goodness. oh yes
First in a series of limited edition 7"s on Planet Mu. New Orleans based Nicole Elmer has caused a stir on the US underground electronic scene with releases as Neutral (Mad Monkey Records) and Squab Teen (Turducken Recordings). With a sound sitting somewhere in between the beat cutup mayhem of Kid606, the detuned accoustic melting pot of Toah Dynamic and the riot grrl ethic of Huggy Bear, this is pure sleaze mashup territory....Check! Limited to 500 copies only for the world.
Answering machine, fuckered amens and tater tots with steak sauce poured on a baby jesus doll. Some weird business about a lost sweatshirt and cupee doll and that baby jesus doll, what the hell? This record makes me feel like I ate a bag of gummy jesuses right out of the tv, I like that.
Reviewed by Todd Burns (stylus magazine)
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