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Friday, July 22, 2016
Ette- Homemade Lemonade
Summertime is the right time for lemonade. No, not the chemically flavored stuff from the store. We're talking about homemade lemonade, made just before drinking with fresh lemons, good water and cane sugar (I suspect my neighbor, Ned, also pours some other colorless liquid in his homemade lemonade, but who am I to judge a man afflicted with such poor balance and bouts of random mumbling). So we are here to tell you of a marvelous new invention, a homemade lemonade for your ears -- after all, why should your taste buds have all the fun? Yes, today we announce the introduction of Homemade Lemonade, by Scottish pop band Ette. A delicious brew concocted by Carla Easton (also of TeenCanteen) and Joe Kane (of Dr. Cosmo's Tape Lab), it's major physical ingredients are Carla's '60s bubblegum vocal style (the band's name comes from the common suffix on the name of many '60s girl groups) and Joe's synth-psychedelic production. The result was recorded in a couple of days with two additional musicians, and takes the Brill Building/Wall of Sound aesthetic and twists it delightfully while transporting it to the modern age. If you want sweet sound with a deep grove to make you happy, this is your musical beverage for the summer.
Homemade Lemonade is out now via Glasgow's Olive Grove Records. See the Bandcamp link below.