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The muses of La Musa: Caroline Rose

An obsession with money, an unfaithful lover, a friend’s accidental pregnancy, misogyny, loneliness, death… This is just some of the lighthearted subject matter that make up LONER––the darkly comedic second album from songwriter/producer Caroline Rose. Armed with an arsenal of new instruments and equipment, an ever-growing sense of “ahhh fuck it,” two years of exploration, and a wicked sense of humor, Rose delivers a set of serious songs wrapped in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito. Because, as Rose puts it, “Sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail”.

“I call it Schizodrift,” she says sipping on a martini with her pinky out. “I want to make music that sounds as manic as I feel.” Filled with catchy synth hooks, Ray Manzarek-esque Farfisa, surf guitar, depth of thought and a punk attitude, LONER captures the energy of bands like Le Tigre and The Cramps, and nods to the styles of Blondie and DEVO, the pop hooks of icons like Justin Timberlake, all the while being inspired by the artistry of Kate Bush.

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Les versions d’il Dottore: Devo: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

L’any 1965 The Rolling Stones varen llençar el senzill (I Can’t Get  No) Satisfaction, composta per Mick Jagger i Keith Richards, que fou un gran èxit i el riff de la qual és un dels més famosos de la història del rock. L’any 1978 la banda nord-americana Devo revolucionava l’escena alternativa amb el seu disc de debut Q:Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! produït per Brian Eno després que David Bowie li fes arribar una demo que aquests li havien entregat. En aquest primer disc s’incloïa la versió de Satisfaction que fou considerada pel diari britànic The Telegraph com una de les 50 millors versions de tots els temps. Un regalet per les oïdes de l’extravagant il Dottore.