10/06/2005

 

Le Tigre

I was never into her screechy brand of riot-grrrl punk with Bikini Kill in the 90's, but when Kathleen Hannah released her first solo album in 1999 under the name Julie Ruin, I was smitten. To me, this under-recognized classic marked the early marriage of punk and electro. It sounded lo-fi, like it was recorded in the corner of Hannah's bedroom (it probably was!), made innovative use of sampling, and was just plain catchy and fun. She would soon follow suit by getting a couple of cool dykes together and forming Le Tigre, a radical disco punk outfit for the new millenium. Thier latest set This Island is a bit more shiny and produced than previous releases, therefore it doesn't have the raw, immediate indie appeal that once made them such an attractive prospect. By no means does that mean This Island is a tanker, it's just more of a "grower", and when it finally clicked for me, the album became like an addiction to pistachios: can't stop. So I was thrilled to discover that the girls had recently released an EP of remixes from the album, including fave booty-shake rants such as the Peaches remix of "TKO' and this fantastic pumped up version of "Nanny Nanny Boo-Boo" from Junior Senior.

Le Tigre - Nanny Nanny Boo Boo (Junior Senior Mix) MP3 6.20MB, 44kHz


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