Saturday, October 22, 2011
What I Am Listening To Now: Betty X
Small World. I found her on ReverbNation and didn't even realize that we were once acquainted, back in the old Seattle days. In fact, I played in at least one project with members from Salon Betty, and Retrovirus Lab probably played with them at some point. (No, I am not really exaggerating when I talk about the foggy wastes of my memory!)
Therefore, I am throwing the "Bands Lost In The Foggy Wastes Of My Memory" label on this one, too...
From the YouTube description for "Mons Venus":
First released in 2001, this award-winning animated music video is widely recognized as one of the first fully animated music videos done entirely in Flash.
Animated and directed by Nathan Kaylor.
From the ReverbNation profile:
Considering herself first and foremost a conceptual artist and performer rather than a singer, Betty X’s sardonic wit and unapologetic temperament is mirrored in both her music and her powerful stage performances. Her music has been described as everything from enigmatic and surreal to aggressive and hostile, with lyrics that are often cleverly disguised social commentary. With a background in fine art, Betty got her start in music back in the 90's when she formed the sleazy and provocative art rock band, Salon Betty. As the years progressed, her music steadily grew darker, heavier and more politically-charged. In 1999, she formed her current self-titled solo project.