Track Of The Day #212: CocoRosie - Gravediggress

Track Of The Day #212: CocoRosie – Gravediggress

Great heavens, have CocoRosie really been around for ten years? Sisters Bianca and Sierra Casady are now signed to City Slang and praise be, they’ll be dropping a brand new album ‘Tales Of A Grass Widow’on 27th May. Lead track ‘Gravediggress’ opens with beautiful wheezing pump organ which would be entirely in its element somewhere on the left bank in the 1920’s. Apparently it tells the story of an imagined conversation between an abandoned child and an outcast old woman. The young girl asks the Gravediggress to bury her love in the ground for safekeeping – “Gravediggress dig me a hole I can bury, all of my love in, all of my holy.”  What’s a real nice touch is the way Bianca is congruent to her oft-used icing sugar child’s voice in the conversation. 

These are a band to fall in love with and believe in – feminist politics included.

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