A story about this — 7 years ago
I’d never heard of CocoRosie before last Sunday night (15th Jan 2006) when I saw them open for Antony and The Johnsons at the State Theatre. The performance they gave was bizarre and surreal but also haunting, disturbing and beautiful all at once. The projected visuals used really heightened the mood: snippets from the Care Bears movie intermingled with graffitied over family portraits and home-made video. It was truly transporting. So much so that Antony, with his muzaky backing band, was a little tame and underwhelming by comparison.
They were selling this album in the foyer after the gig and myself and many other punters took the opportunity to grab a copy. The album seems to stand up to their performance so far.