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Tales of a Grass Widow

City Slang Three years af­ter Grey Oceans, sis­ters Bianca and Sierra Casady are back with an­other in­ter­est­ing ex­plo­sion of a record, this one co-pro­duced by Val­geir Sig­urðs­son. Co­coRosie have a tal­ent for plac­ing small de­tails in epic con­texts. Toy in­stru­ments take on a heav­ier sound, and tinysound­ing voices are of­ten drenched in re­verb and dis­torted. Theirs is a meet­ing place of stri­dency, fem­i­nin­ity, and para­dox. Gravediggr­ess is full of beat­box­ing; stac­cato-like vo­cals cre­ate a sweep­ing, hazy at­mos­phere that com­ple­ment the pop-in­flu­enced hip-hop swag­ger of End of Time. The child­like vo­cals and el­e­gant pi­ano on Af­ter the Af­ter­life are matched up with heavy beats. Child Bride fil­ters tribal drum­ming, which acts as a coda to the reedy-sound­ing pan-pipes on Roots of My Hair. The sis­ters re­cently said they are “burn­ing with op­ti­mism”. This strange and strik­ing record con­firms that. co­corosie mu­

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