Banana Nutrament

Coco Loco

It appears Miss Indie 2005 is going over swimmingly, a half dozen votes shy of the 1,000 mark as I write this. I hope everyone realizes it was a big joke.

The level of interest says something fascinating about the Internet's role in the ongoing collision of pop culture faddism and rockist notions of authenticity. These days, if you're a good enough musician, it's hard to keep a low profile, especially when you're just a search function away.

Banana Nutrament

One commenter wanted us to add the CocoRosie girls to our little beauty pageant. While a bit of an oversight, it reminded me about that those meanies at Pitchfork recently slapped a 3.4 on Noah's Ark, CocoRosie's latest album. It might lack the novelty debuted by La Maison de Mon Reve, but it retains all its scratchy nuance and secret charms. Speaking of which, I recently bought La Maison de Mon Reve and got an unexpected surprise: pink vinyl.

While I have some mixed feelings about the new album, it is a worthy listen. What sounds "uneven" to one person may be rampant experimentalism to another.

CocoRosie - Noah's Ark
**Buy it at Amazon**

This title track leak has been reviewed and commented by quite a few bloggers, so I will hold off on saying too much. Suffice to say that the catchy chorus might propel it onto a forward thinking radio programmer's playlist. Or maybe we could use it instead of "There She Is.." at the coronation.