Time to check in with a couple of my favorite mildly eccentric up-and- coming recording artists.
Cute-as-a-doll Janelle Monáe is featured on a new track by the pop duo Chester French. To hear “Nerd Girl” on my Vox blog, click here. Janelle does more than hit the notes; she pumps the whole thing up with her personality.
You can cop “Nerd Girl” for FREE, as part of a full-length Chester French mixtape called “Jacques Jams”... if you’re willing to provide your name and email address to the Chester French website.
FYI: Ms. Monáe will be gigging tonight through Friday in Brooklyn.
Moving on to Black Kids, the Florida alt-pop band that took England by storm last year. They have a new EP out called “Cemetery Lips.” It contains remixes of previous singles plus B-sides.
Click here to hear “You Only Call Me When You’re Crying.” Not as tasty as the cuts I wrote about last year, but still.
Black Kids will play in L.A. next Thursday... while I’m out of town. Oh well. The show is sold out anyway. (Go ’head, Black Kids!)