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MP3 of the Week: MEandJOANCOLLINS, "(I Masturbate) A Little Too Much"

 

I will defer to Barry Thompson in describing the charm of MEandJOANCOLLINS:

[J]ust because the association [with the real Joan Collins] is incidental doesn't mean the band are so very different from the actress. Both are gracefully glam. Both have a foot planted in British pop culture. MEandJOANCOLLINS's inaugural album, Love. Trust. Faith. Lust., even sounds like the title of a '80s prime-time soap opera. And like any worthwhile soap, it's chock-a-block with visceral sleaze (also a prerequisite of glam), occasional uproariousness, and heart-on-sleeve vulnerability (usually symptomatic of indie rock).

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Many people who don't read the Phoenix might well identify with "(I Masturbate) A Little Too Much," a strutting, impish number that italicizes Barringer's dithering vocal stylings. Likewise for the darkly casual "Typical Asshole." Although bordering on too-much-information, none of this comes across as forced for shock value. Just honest.

DOWNLOAD: MEandJOANCOLLINS, "(I Masturbate) A Little Too Much" (mp3)

The rest of your New England Product Spotlight Top Five: 

2. The Acro-Brats, "Hey Medusa"
3. Blackboard Nails, "Kiss Me Like You Mean It"
4. TAB the Band, "Bought and Sold"
5. Joe Pernice, "Black Smoke (No Pope)"

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