|Vagabond Opera / Sing For Your Lives!|
|Add Date:||2012-03-02|| ||Pull Date:||2012-05-05|| ||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||29 Apr||8 Apr||1 Apr||25 Mar||11 Mar||4 Mar|
This Portland-based band combines European folk melodies and burlesque sensibilities into a wacky mélange that is both fun and dark. Great stuff with a klezmer-meets-the-Muppets-at-the-opera feeling with a touch of a circus freak show thrown in. Unpredictable and all so good. Yay!|
1. Spoken word leads into a mid/upbeat klezmer-infused mix.
2. Upbeat Eastern European/klezmer instrumental. Slows later.
3. Jazzy & slow then upbeat and fiery. Suggestive but not dirty.
4. Bohemian/gypsy ode. Starts mid/picks up w/wacky male vox.
5. Nostalgic bal musette-infused ballad. Like an old carousel song.
6. Fast and driving gypsy dance. You picture fire eaters on stage.
7. Sweet old-timey waltz w/sexy modern female vocals.
8. Slow drama w/dark and twisted vocal effects. Rather creepy.
9. Modern jazz-y infused take on fire dance. Mid/upbeat & so cool.
10. Contemporary, relaxed. Twists & turns as the circus packs up.
11. Slow, tinny piano into mid/up overwrought vox as all pitch in.