First, I want to clarify what I mean by “creepy” girls. I’m calling out to those of you who, like me, appreciate things that deviate from the norm. This is a departure from that which is fluffy and sweet. There is nothing wrong with all things cute, but there are some of us who are in touch with a dark and romantic aspect of our personalities, one that is slightly visceral and intuitive. There are those of us who aren’t afraid to look at something that challenges our perception of reality and makes us twinge a little and makes us walk away without regret.
Despite all this, I hope that even the non-creepy kids are interested in taking a look and a listen to this video and this band, Little Red Lung. I learned about them last year and have since been to two shows here in Los Angeles. I am beyond impressed by what I’ve heard and I think you will be too. Think about how impressed you were when you first heard Florence + The Machine, and you’ll hear a familiar talent in Zoe’s own powerful voice.
Little Red Lung’s prowess transcends the high quality production of their record. Their live shows demonstrate a true sense of musicianship with a sound that envelops the audience and takes everyone’s imagination for a spin with songs like “50 Fingers” and “Into A Landfill.” Zoe’s voice is controlled yet passionate and comes through with beautiful clarity whereas other live bands lose their singers in the rattle of the drums. My admiration of this band has a lot to do with the red-haired siren. Though she plays a keyboard on stage, Zoe’s truest and most powerful instrument is her voice.
Little Red Lung played on Friday, June 22, 2012 at The Center For The Arts in Eagle Rock where they also released the video which you can view above or here. Do not pass up this or any chance to hear them live if you are in the Los Angeles area. And even if you live too far to see them, you can still enjoy them on their official website, which is how I first heard their music.
On a more personal note, I felt it was important to share this band with everyone because it’s made up of good people. They’ve been very friendly and respectful via social media and they have also been very generous. At a Hotel Cafe show earlier this year, I came home with a beautiful poster and stickers that I grabbed for free on my way out. They put a lot of work into what they give to others through their music as well as visual media.
Take a look at some of the images here which are a result of a lot of hard work with artist and photographer Sarah Sitkin:
Follow Little Red Lung on Twitter and learn more.
Easter Egg: Ask Zoe her recipe for “Dorichos” by @ replying @LittleRedLung.