11 songs, 41 minutes.Second album from Little Annie aka Annie Anxiety aka Annie Bandez and her piano muse and composer Paul Wallfisch is comprised of of original songs which shove a dagger through your heart while tickling your funny bone. Gorgeous digi-wallet with 12 page lyric booklet.
"One day Amy Winehouse may sound like this." - DIVA, 2010
Here comes Genderful, Annie and Paul's new album that somehow manages to perfectly mix soul songs and chansons, bluesy saloon singing and European cabaret styling into a gorgeous, new amalgam. Dig the gentle groove and the sad strings of "Suitcase Full of Secrets", and the fluttering, art-house-cinema-soundtrack glamour of "Because You're Gone Song". "Regret", "Carried Away" and "In The Bar Womb" would make Jacques Brel and/or SergeGainsbourg proud. "Zen Zexy Zage", "Cutesy Bootsies" and "Adrianna" are brilliant little three penny operas for this post-gentrification/monetary meltdown epoch. Then there are subtle epics like "Billy Martin's Requiem"- a tough, groovy bit of NYC-back-in-the-day-free-association that mixes the ill-fated Yankees' manager, the post-punk scene and all the brilliant men lost to AIDS in one smart, seamless package, and "Tomorrow Will Be", a shimmering, resplendent prayer to life with Annie as a knowing urban/urbane/earth mother.
Genderful is sentiment without sentimentality, inspiration without bombast, a collection of songs thick with pain and wit and joy.
A perfect reflection of Annie herself....
See you on the other side of heartache.
Track listing 1. Tomorrow Will Be 6:42 2. Miss Annie Regrets 1:22 3. Suitcase Full Of Secrets 4:06 4. Billy Martin Requiem 4:53 5. In The Bar Womb 1:59 6. Because You're Gone Song 2:17 7. Cutesy Bootsies 3:01 8. Zexy Zen Zage 4:34 9. Carried Away 2:23 10. God Song 4:52 11. Adrianna 5:30 Running time 41:35 total
Available as CD and download.
Released: March 2010
File under: Pop, Melodramatic Popular Song, Piano Lounge
For fans of: Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Jacques Brel, Antony & The Johnsons, Eartha Kitt, The Tiger Lillies
Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch "Billy Martin Requiem" official video (05:06)
"Billy Martin Requiem" from the album "Genderful" on Southern Records. Directed by Daniel McKernan. December 1 marks the 22nd annual World AIDS Day, and while there is still no "cure" for or viable vaccine against HIV, the positive strides made battling the virus over the last few years are undeniable. New drugs are making what was a death sentence now a manageable - if serious and chronic - condition. Generic versions of these medications, along with ambitious public health policies are helping make real inroads against the disease in the developing world. There is space for much optimism this year. But what's lost sometimes with the good news is a space to contemplate what has been lost to us - irrevocably. The talent unrealized, the creativity and vitality extinguished, the knowledge and experience that won't be passed on to new generations - this was and continues to be the fall out from the AIDS epidemic. www.southern.com/littleannie www.facebook.com/littleanniesings www.brainwashed.com
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