Album Review: Hardcore Nursery Rhyme Renditions by The Carnies

Album Name: Hardcore Nursery Rhyme Renditions
Artist: The Carnies
Year/Label: 2007 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Melissa Cupernall fronts the delightfully off-center Carnies and her sister Meghan is in the band too.

These mystical tales are spun most intriguingly. Cupernall sings sweetly of spells in “Spells to Bed” as the band delivers a sprightly yet sinister backing.

“Barnacle Bridge” is awash with mysterious tidings, Cupernall sounding like an updated Kate Bush.

“Invention” uses a rapid tempo and a rich vocal. It’s one of the debut’s best cuts.

Elsewhere she sings of things further down the beard and misers. She has a language all her own and this debut is special.

Posted on March 10, 2007

Track Listing
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1. Myth of Beauty
2. Spells to Bed
3. Barnacle Bridge
4. Flowers Twisting…
5. Apple Colored Organ
6. Invention
7. Further Down the Beard
8. Tentacle Mirage
9. The Alchemist
10. Figments of his Fertile
11. The Miser
12. Return to the North

[The Carnies Official Site]


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