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Artist: SIZE QUEEN/JANE LA ONDA
Title: The Spectacle/Buy Buy Buy
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Okay, lets get our big secret out of the way immediately. Kassie Carlson -- she-devil of helium-attack vocals with Guerilla Toss -- is both Size Queen and Jane La Onda. Thus, this split LP is nothing more (or less) than a display of two of Kassies many known musical personalities. And it is a listening experience as haunting as it is haunted, as coolly weird as it is weirdly cool. Size Queen presents a suite of synth-pocked bedroom pop that sounds to me like the dream-state of a young girl whose favorite robot dog has run away. Maybe for good. Gently blabby munchkins try to convince her that everything is gonna be okay, and she kinda swallows it. I thought it was a little weird when the dog started singing what I took -- at first -- to be a Sonny & Cher cover, but Size Queen didnt seem to notice. Yet, she yearns. Janes side, which was previously released as a Feeding Tube cassette (FTR 202CS), is cleaner and clearer in its poppic aspirations. Driving busy synth lines are woven into bright vocals that alternate between robo-talk and gal-chorale. The results are not unlike certain new wave giantesses of ages past, but their shadows are so frightening I cannot recall any of their true names. But even though these lasses shall remain anonymous, the keyboard sound here recalls some very specific antecedents in spots -- namely Jeff Lohns work on Theoretical Girls U.S. Millie and the anonymous spoot on Snakefingers cover of Kraftwerks The Model. Its jumpy, plumpy, and good. Just like Jane. I mean, The Queen. I mean, Kassie... uh..." --Byron Coley, 2014.
LP includes download code.

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