Song of the Day

JANA HUNTER
Two Cocks Waving Wildly at Each Other Across a Vast, Open Space, a Dark, Icy Tundra


DOWNLOAD: Two Cocks…..

I’m breaking one of my own rules today by taking a request. Francesco Ferorelli (whom I’m pretty sure I met when he was two years old!) has been holding my feet to the fire for years wondering why I never feature any of his bands on The List, but the simple fact is that most of the stuff he’s sent to me over the years has made my ears bleed before I even get to the chorus, so when he gave me the latest EP he put out featuring Jana Hunter, I was pleasantly surprised at what I heard. The spare, meandering guitar intro takes almost two minutes to get to her vocal, but when it does, the haunting Siouxsie Sioux-like quality of this song becomes evident…but then, I always liked the Banshees better when they wandered off on an arty tangent. And let’s not kid ourselves, with a title like ‘Two Cocks Waving Wildly at Each Other Across a Vast, Open Space, a Dark, Icy Tundra’, I think Ms. Hunter is firmly in the art-rock camp. She has toured with Tara Jane O’Neil, Rasputina, Deer Tick, Marissa Nadler and perhaps most notably, Devendra Banhart, who she also has also recorded with. Check out her MySpace page and then why not head over to Heart Break Beat Records and give a listen to some of Francesco’s other bands.

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3 thoughts on “Song of the Day

  1. surprised that ‘cocks’ doesn’t turn up in the tags.

    this song is very good. i think she’s coming around soon, maybe i will go check out the show. i definitely hear the Siouxsie vocal mannerisms.

    Yer right….I forgot about that……I fixed it just fer you, Timmy! BT

  2. Jana Hunter TOUR DATES

    8/20/09 – Baltimore, MD – Golden Westival
    8/22/09 – Carrboro, NC – Hillsborough Rd Co-op^ w/Hallow Bush
    8/23/09 – Charlotte, NC – Yauhaus^
    8/24/09 – Asheville, NC – Broadways^
    8/25/09 – Atlanta, GA – 529^
    8/26/09 – Birmingham, AL – Greencup Books^
    8/27/09 – Nashville, TN – Dino’s Diner^
    8/28/09 – Lexington, TN – Al’s Bar^
    8/29/09 – Louisville, KY – Swan Dive^ w/ Sapat
    8/30/09 – Fredericksburg, VA – Fog Haus
    9/1/09 – Shepardstown, WV – Blue Moon Saloon w/Cait O’Shea, Witchgrass
    9/2/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel w/Talk Normal, Gary War, TwistyCat
    9/3/09 – Becket, MA – Dream Away Lodge
    9/4/09 – Northampton, MA – TBA w/ Bill Nace
    9/5/09 – Allston, MA – The Burger Stoop w/ Quilt, Dianetics
    9/6/09 – Jersey City, NJ – I.M. Automata Chino

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