Wired Magazine have for some reason decided to dub Robyn as the latest “The Anti-Britney”. Although they both make pop music, I really don’t think they have that much in common musically or artistically. But since the media seem to love to kick on those who are down (Spears), Wired just had to go and make a stupid comparison between the two of them since they’re both female and roughly the same age, and have careers that at the moment seem to be going in opposite directions.

Now, I don’t mind that they’re praising Robyn, but I don’t understand why it has to be at Britney’s expense. I’m so sick of seeing female artists, whatever their credibility, be pitched against each other in the media just to make “news”. Especially at such stupid comparisons as to the different reasons each woman shaved her head (Robyn to “sharpen her image”, Britney “in an apparent cry for help”). Not to mention the fact that they deliberately leave out any negative press Robyn has ever gotten, making her look like the perfect angel next to the now “tragic” Spears.

“Article” after the jump.

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Ghost Bees

March 18, 2008


Since they’re female and twins and Canadian, I guess its inevitably easy to compare Ghost Bees to Tegan and Sara. But if you actually listen you’ll notice that Romy and Sari Lightman have a sound all of their own; an “eclectic brand of spooky folk” to quote what some critics have referred them to. And it’s a fitting description: Ghost Bees do indeed sound spooky and folksy, but also very beautiful.

Their EP, Tasseomancy, is also a haunting journey of intricate storytelling, a journey that: “begins in the kitchen of The Grandmother in 1904. It is the story of the tea leaf reader whose luckless fate causes her to become a muted memory. Cursed by poor fortune foreseen in the bottom of a tea cup, she resolves to never speak again. It is her story, along with several others that are given voice in Tasseomancy.”

Spooky, indeed!

Tasseomancy is scheduled to be released on April 8th.

~“Vampires of the West Coast”, “Sinai” ~