CuterinasDecember 20, 2007
The Ballet have been busy with their schooling and writing new songs and I’ve been waiting patiently for a follow up to their brilliant, understated 1st album, Mattachine. Not only was it beautifully packaged, but also it had the right balance of Magnetic Fields by-way-of-Belle and Sebastian with a dash of early R.E.M. They have a couple of new songs streaming at their myspace, including the pretty “Dangerous” and “Great Expectations.” The posted video is a nice capsule of their cuteness, live at a local Brooklyn hipster park. If you recognize the boy with the maracas, it’s because he was in the late/great Chicago band Princess, and now he also plays in The Aisler’s Set, The Ladybug Transistor, and Dead Radar. A band slut, yes you are Michael. Order their music, write them, encourage them and get gay with the Ballet.