January ’12 CD of the Month: Ester by Trailer Trash Tracys
Trailer Trash Tracys debut LP Ester is Radio 1190′s CD of the Month for January! The band, from London, state their influences and interests as Western pop music, Sufi poetry and solfeggio harmonics. The use of solfeggio harmonics has the album including tonal modes instead of standard octaves. The resulting sound is slightly bizarre, but this makes Ester stand out. That edginess is mixed in with lo-fi, shoegaze and psych-pop. They have fun with their 80s/90s obsession too. “Candy Girl” pays homage to David Lynch by incorporating the bassline from the Twin Peaks theme song.
Tying Trailer Trash Tracys’ sound together is frontwoman Suzanne Aztoria. There’s something sweet and sincere to her voice and Aztoria has a wistful story to tell in Ester. Thought her voice has hints of melancholy, the songs have appealing melodies and captivating experimental instrumentation. It’s representative of both where indie music is going and where indie music needs to be.
Out on Domino/Double Six Records, Trailer Trash Tracys’ Ester is Radio 1190’s CD of the Month for January. Radio 1190 would like to thank Twist and Shout for their continued support of the CD of the Month Club. If you would like to join Radio 1190′s CD of the Month Club, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.