Rasputina performing “Kinderhook Hoopskirt Works” live at The Compound Grill in Phoenix, AZ on August 12th, 2010.
Rasputina performing “Oh, Bring Back The Egg Unbroken” live at The Compound Grill in Phoenix, AZ on August 12th, 2010.
Rasputina performing “1816, The Year Without A Summer” live at The Compound Grill in Phoenix, AZ on August 12th, 2010.
Rasputina – Sister Kinderhook
Released: June 15, 2010
Label: Filthy Bonnet Recording Co.
Review by Michael Faries
Rasputinaâ€™s new album, Sister Kinderhook, is a return to their yesteryears.Â The sound is very much reminiscent of their first album, Thanks for the Ether.Â Sister Kinderhook leaves behind the previous albumsâ€™ louder sounds that were heavily influenced by rock and electronic music of the past half-century.Â Also noticeably missing-as far as the listening ear can tell-is the cello distortion that made the Rasputina sound so distinct.
But somehow theyâ€™ve managed to fill that absence with some mighty new additions.
Melora Creager-the only constant member of Rasputina thus far-takes the banjo on in such songs as â€œSnow-Hen of Austerlitzâ€, a song that maintains her hook-heavy style, with a catchy tale of a girl raised in a cage as a pet.Â And if thatâ€™s not enough for your captive tastes, check out â€œKinderhook Hoopskirt Worksâ€, which also employs banjo in what seems like an unforgiving advertisement for an 1800sâ€™ clothing factory.Â (more…)