Posts Tagged ‘True Womanhood’

Download Clinic’s Remix of True Womanhood’s “Sympathy”

Last week we posted True Womanhood's new space-age, dancehall-ready track "Sympathy," which the formerly-of-D.C. electronic band recorded over the summer. When the song came our way, singer Thomas Redmond was ecstatic to announce that the new song would be getting a remix by the English post-punk band Clinic.
Well, here it is, and it's a jangly, [...]

Download: “Sympathy” by True Womanhood

True Womanhood's new single "Sympathy" opens with 13 seconds of pulsing drones off an 808 machine, as ominous as anything the band has recorded in their several incarnations over the past few years. Singer Thomas Redmond breaks the gloomy intro with the lines "Give you comfort/give you shelter" and "You waited so long/to give me [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Computer Love

A year ago, True Womanhood was loud and scuzzy, with earsplitting reverb that thrashed and ricocheted around the stage. But earlier this year, Thomas Redmond Jr. and Noam Eisner decided to go fully electronic, writing moombahton-inspired songs like “Minajah” and covering and remixing tracks by the Denver-based electronic artist Pictureplane. True Womanhood’s version of “Dark [...]

WCP Does SXSW: Bass Lines and Long Lines Edition

We've had some technical difficulties, but the rest of our South by Southwest coverage is coming today.
The South by Southwest music conference grinded gears Friday with late breakfasts, an inadvertently caught but kinda badass Tejano band, Spin's raging conflict-of-interest party, an impenetrable Charles Bradley showcase, camera equipment falling on and injuring folks, surrendering to temptation [...]

True Womanhood, Now Very Electronic, Covers Pictureplane

Last we heard from True Womanhood, the band had just released "Minajah," the first of its "Reel Too Real" series of songs recorded on a vintage 8-track mixing board the band restored last year. A warped, hazy, effects-laden attempt at Moombahton, "Minajah" also hinted at the band's shift toward a more electronic future.
True Womanhood's newest [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 23

You might ask yourself, "Is there a spiritual component to Far Out vs. Hot Dang?" The answer is no. You might note to yourself, "in a cosmological sense, the use of the words 'far' and 'hot' creates a mild paradox." You might be right. And y'know what, D.C.? We're glad you're thinking about us all [...]

Arts Roundup: Heroic Hashtags Edition

If it's Wednesday, there must be a wintry mix on the ground. Seriously, this has happened a few times now. The Jersey Shore freaks get a trip to Italy and we're stuck with this icy, slushy crap?
On TBD, Maura Judkis talks to a pair of San Francisco curators working on a compendium of all blog [...]

More Thoughts on the Wammies Nomination Process and Omissions

My editor suggested in a post yesterday on the Wammies awards ceremony that I might want to add my two cents regarding this year's nominees, and he’s right.  The slate of nominees for the 25th anniversary Wammies contains a familiar ratio of impressive choices, mind-boggling omissions, and troubling mistakes (2008-formed Baltimore band Mama's Black Sheep as “New [...]

Listen: “Minajah” by True Womanhood

In what might be the first example of a band attempting Moombahton—that explosively nascent genre blending Dutch house music with reggaeton—True Womanhood released today the debut track from their Reel Too Real series of recordings made with a vintage 8-track reel-too-reel machine the duo of Thomas Redmond and Noam Elsner recently restored.
The aggressive beat that [...]

Music in Review: The Best Local Songs of 2010, According to Fischer

Here's my most tragic music story of 2010: My external harddrive, containing a huge chunk of my music collection, died a few weeks ago, or so it seems. So it's possible I'm omitting a song or two from this list of my favorite local songs of the year. That's my story and I'm sticking to [...]