In the name of diversity, it is always nice to find musical efforts with genre themes that aren’t overwhelmed by heavy metal antics or thoroughly seared by moody gothic rhythms.
Indeed, Mary Lou Lord, one of alt-pop’s brightest lights, released an amazing 1996 Kill Rock Stars EP called Martian Saints!
Besides the obvious themes of science fiction and emerald streaked creatures from beyond, Lord embraces the concepts of Halloween and the devil while also exploring the tyranny against witchcraft here. Her bright cover of Elliot Smith’s I Figured You Out is also a highpoint, signifying the emotional horrors that one must endure, as well. Thus, the work as a whole is a sonic delight from start to finish and well worth checking out.
Indeed, all of Lord’s output, highlighted by her frequent collaborations with Bevis Frond’s Nick Saloman, should be a part of every smart music lover’s vocabulary.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!