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The Brunettes – Structure & Cosmetics

The Brunettes – Structure & Cosmetics (August 7, 2007)

If you thought that all that came from New Zealand were rugby players, sheep and kiwi fruits, you’d be wrong. There have in fact been some classic pop groups from that distant land down under! I’m thinking of The Chills (with the wonderful “Heavenly Pop Hit” etc) and The Mutton Birds etc. Of course too there were Split Enz and Crowded House in the more commercial pop arena!

Most recently the wonderful Ruby Suns, and also, of course, the excellent The Brunettes!

Why all this stirring of creativity, this great music? It must be the global warming effect or something affecting our antipodean friends!

I know blondes have more fun (cos generally they’re more stoopid!) but we love these Brunettes!

With their Sub Pop debut, Structure and Cosmetics, The Brunettes see their first release on a US label (previous records were released on their homeland’s great label – Lil’ Chief Records).

https://i0.wp.com/www.citypaper.net/images/articles/2007/10/04/soundadvice-2.jpgFronted and formed by Jonathan Bree (vocals, guitar) and booby Jane Mansfield’s grand-daughter (not really!) Heather Mansfield (vocals, keys, glock), the band was born in 1998 out of a garage-infused Auckland scene. They’ve been making breezy, effervescent, Shangri-Las-reminiscent pop ever since.

Structure and Cosmetics retains the sweetly charming, sunbeam-drenched sound The Brunettes are known for – as evident in the sha-la-la chorus of “If You Were Alien,” – but adds a hint of darkness and drama in tracks like “Wall Poster Star.”

Since landing the opening slot for The Shins’ five-week US tour in 2005, The Brunettes have played shows with fellow pop darlings Rilo Kiley, The Postal Service and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. They’re on an upward curve creatively and we wish them great success!

More info on the dastardly duo can be had here:

www.myspace.com/thebrunettes

http://www.thebrunettes.co.nz/

Tracklisting

1. Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth
2. Stereo (Mono Mono)
3. Her Hairagami Set
4. Credit Card Mail Order
5. Obligatory Road Song
6. Small Town Crew
7. If You Were Alien
8. Wall Poster Star
9. Structure and Cosmetics


Here be two non-blondes;

http://link-protector.com/217908/

Thanks to the original poster

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March 27, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, The Brunettes, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Brunettes – Structure & Cosmetics

The Brunettes – Structure & Cosmetics (August 7, 2007)

If you thought that all that came from New Zealand were rugby players, sheep and kiwi fruits, you’d be wrong. There have in fact been some classic pop groups from that distant land down under! I’m thinking of The Chills (with the wonderful “Heavenly Pop Hit” etc) and The Mutton Birds etc. Of course too there were Split Enz and Crowded House in the more commercial pop arena!

Most recently the wonderful Ruby Suns, and also, of course, the excellent The Brunettes!

Why all this stirring of creativity, this great music? It must be the global warming effect or something affecting our antipodean friends!

I know blondes have more fun (cos generally they’re more stoopid!) but we love these Brunettes!

With their Sub Pop debut, Structure and Cosmetics, The Brunettes see their first release on a US label (previous records were released on their homeland’s great label – Lil’ Chief Records).

https://i0.wp.com/www.citypaper.net/images/articles/2007/10/04/soundadvice-2.jpgFronted and formed by Jonathan Bree (vocals, guitar) and booby Jane Mansfield’s grand-daughter (not really!) Heather Mansfield (vocals, keys, glock), the band was born in 1998 out of a garage-infused Auckland scene. They’ve been making breezy, effervescent, Shangri-Las-reminiscent pop ever since.

Structure and Cosmetics retains the sweetly charming, sunbeam-drenched sound The Brunettes are known for – as evident in the sha-la-la chorus of “If You Were Alien,” – but adds a hint of darkness and drama in tracks like “Wall Poster Star.”

Since landing the opening slot for The Shins’ five-week US tour in 2005, The Brunettes have played shows with fellow pop darlings Rilo Kiley, The Postal Service and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. They’re on an upward curve creatively and we wish them great success!

More info on the dastardly duo can be had here:

www.myspace.com/thebrunettes

http://www.thebrunettes.co.nz/

Tracklisting

1. Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth
2. Stereo (Mono Mono)
3. Her Hairagami Set
4. Credit Card Mail Order
5. Obligatory Road Song
6. Small Town Crew
7. If You Were Alien
8. Wall Poster Star
9. Structure and Cosmetics


Here be two non-blondes;

http://link-protector.com/217908/

Thanks to the original poster

The image “https://i0.wp.com/myimg.info/thumbs/opt0447042001205737261x.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

March 27, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, The Brunettes, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Brunettes – Structure & Cosmetics

The Brunettes – Structure & Cosmetics (August 7, 2007)

If you thought that all that came from New Zealand were rugby players, sheep and kiwi fruits, you’d be wrong. There have in fact been some classic pop groups from that distant land down under! I’m thinking of The Chills (with the wonderful “Heavenly Pop Hit” etc) and The Mutton Birds etc. Of course too there were Split Enz and Crowded House in the more commercial pop arena!

Most recently the wonderful Ruby Suns, and also, of course, the excellent The Brunettes!

Why all this stirring of creativity, this great music? It must be the global warming effect or something affecting our antipodean friends!

I know blondes have more fun (cos generally they’re more stoopid!) but we love these Brunettes!

With their Sub Pop debut, Structure and Cosmetics, The Brunettes see their first release on a US label (previous records were released on their homeland’s great label – Lil’ Chief Records).

https://i0.wp.com/www.citypaper.net/images/articles/2007/10/04/soundadvice-2.jpgFronted and formed by Jonathan Bree (vocals, guitar) and booby Jane Mansfield’s grand-daughter (not really!) Heather Mansfield (vocals, keys, glock), the band was born in 1998 out of a garage-infused Auckland scene. They’ve been making breezy, effervescent, Shangri-Las-reminiscent pop ever since.

Structure and Cosmetics retains the sweetly charming, sunbeam-drenched sound The Brunettes are known for – as evident in the sha-la-la chorus of “If You Were Alien,” – but adds a hint of darkness and drama in tracks like “Wall Poster Star.”

Since landing the opening slot for The Shins’ five-week US tour in 2005, The Brunettes have played shows with fellow pop darlings Rilo Kiley, The Postal Service and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. They’re on an upward curve creatively and we wish them great success!

More info on the dastardly duo can be had here:

www.myspace.com/thebrunettes

http://www.thebrunettes.co.nz/

Tracklisting

1. Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth
2. Stereo (Mono Mono)
3. Her Hairagami Set
4. Credit Card Mail Order
5. Obligatory Road Song
6. Small Town Crew
7. If You Were Alien
8. Wall Poster Star
9. Structure and Cosmetics


Here be two non-blondes;

http://link-protector.com/217908/

Thanks to the original poster

The image “https://i0.wp.com/myimg.info/thumbs/opt0447042001205737261x.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

March 27, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, The Brunettes, _MUSIC | Leave a comment