Friday, September 17, 2010

Nerd Girls of Note #80

One of my favorite bands from the Northwestern music explosion of the 1990s was the all girl power trio, Sleater-Kinney. They are a bit of an oddity, as they are not overly gunge based. They have pretty strong roots in punk and riot grrl music. Also, there is not always bass, often both singers will play guitar, which gives them a very bright and heavy sound. Their singers, in typical punk fashion, contrast to compliment. Corin Tucker (on the left in the image) has a bright, wistful voice, while Carrie Brownstein (on the right in the image) has a manic growly voice.

The video below for Jumpers is one of my favorites. It was not on an album, but rather part of the soundtrack for The L Word and really shows off the power aspect of their music while being nicely produced. The next video is for another favorite, Entertain, which is a great post-punk anger song.

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