No. 1 candidate for my new favorite song (at least for the month of June): “Noo Noo” by S.S. Cardiacs. Jessie Stein sounds like she’s about 12 years old until you hit that chorus, “Word play is the foreplay of the gods,” and then it’s like we’re all back in high school again. Off-kilter rock, bizarre brainy lyrics, lots of t’s and i’s left uncrossed or undotted; great fun. The suggestion for S.S. Cardiacs comes from 3hive alumni Shotgun and Jaybird, representing full-on for Canadian indie rock. (We’ve posted so much from up north this year that we’ll be named Knights of the Canadian Empire soon, just you watch.)
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Sounds alot like Ley Royal Scam, the "fake" band I told you about awhile ago. But the S.S. Cardiacs seem to have a more almost Ted Leo and the Pharmacists vibe to their music. I definately like the combo.
A few of the songs her voice didn’t seem to mesh well with the band. On “Noo Noo,” however, I thought it flowed like pleasant memories.
Looks like their site is down. 🙁