Miss Mary has again teamed up with NYC producer/composer (and former Oscillator) Joel Mellin, for a big bad rock and roll record that growls with grit and bristles with electric intensity.
Former singer/guitarist for the fabulous New England garage group the Oscillators, Miss Mary has been compared to Holly Golightly, Death by Chocolate, April March, and even Jonathan Richman. Mixing stripped-down 60s pop with a garage-rock attitude, her solo debut album, Hey Blue!, had indie kids whistling from Indiana to Indonesia.
On Ready 2 Pop, Miss Mary has again teamed up with NYC producer/composer (and former Oscillator) Joel Mellin, for a big bad rock and roll record that growls with grit and bristles with electric intensity. From the opening guitar driven rockers "The One" and "My Friend" to the shoegazer noise-pop of "I Don't Mind (If You Stay Over)," Miss Mary brandishes the razor edge she's sharpened rocking clubs from Londonderry to London. But she shines just as brightly on the ballads "Dreaming of You" and the stunning "Ordinary, All the Same."
As always, her back line is tip-top. In addition to Mellin on guitar, keyboards and drums, she's joined by M@ Saunders (the Oscillators, the Also-Rans) and Dimitri Fane (Slide, Jess Klein, Mark McKay, Dennis Brennan, Jeff Mellin and the Midnight Cowboys, etc.) on bass, Kristin Mueller (the Caulfield Sisters, Gloria Deluxe) on drums, and Jeremy Abbate on viola.
Also lending a hand are her comrades in arms of the Waxfruit Arts Media Collaborative, including Oscillator Wendy Morrill, Cushie Butterfield, photographer John Soares, songwriter/graphic artist Jeff Mellin, experimental filmmaker Anna Naruta and poet /filmmaker Garrett Caples.
I absolutely love this band and I can't imagine how one could not! A beautiful synergy of surf rock; hazy, indie pop; sumi's light voice; and the occasional, passionate yet soft, new wave style guitar. It's practically impossible for me to choose my top 1 song so I'll go with let it begin, the courage to become somebody's past, and coming to the end! You should really just listen to their entire discography though. ^_^ My heart goes out to them and all they've been through recently <3 bangsinmytearduct