Sunday, October 28, 2007

Quintron & Miss Pussycat

I found out about Quintron & Miss Pussycat less than ten minutes ago. That's exactly long enough to type a few words, post a few links, and get a handful of their tracks stuck in my head. The duo hail from New Orleans, where Mr. Quintron creates his analog/electronic/organ dance music.

"The Quintron / Miss Pussycat experience is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, "Swamp-Tech" beats, small explosions, incredible clothes, and entertaining puppet stories. You can see them perform regularly at the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans, Louisiana or on one of their many tours around the world. This act somehow has equal relevance in sleazy nightclubs, pizza restaurants, and university lecture halls."

"Recorded live directly to a two-track recorder, Swamp Tech boasts some of Quintron's most raucous-yet-danceable songs yet, including the bouncy "Witch in the Club" and "Swamp Buggy Baddass," a percolating rave-up that celebrates the badass in everyone, as well as Quintron's souped-up organ. Meanwhile, a cover of Kiss' "God of Thunder" sounds like an electrical storm set to a dance beat in Quintron's hands. Miss Pussycat's sweet-and-sour vocals and percussion contributions are even more tightly integrated into the overall sound and feel of Swamp Tech than they were on previous releases."

"Swamp Tech is a joyous affair of grime dance minimalism. Along with his muse Miss Pussycat, Quintron churns out kick-ass grooves that are something like the crunk of the underground rock 'n' soul scene. Natives of the Big Easy at the time of the album's recording (like thousands of others, they're now homeless), they really succeed at transposing the raw, enchanting feeling of the southeastern United States. It's alternately gaudy and sinister, and entirely infectious. Quintron, the baddest one-man band in America, is sure to move your ass and make you laugh."
Quintron & Miss Pussycat will be in Austin on Halloween night, doing their thing on the inside stage at Emo's. Details for that show are right here, and a video of what you might expect to see is below.