Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ep 16 - Song 12: "Mouser" by Maiden Mars

"Kate is an incredibly talented musician and drummer. I really enjoy being in a band with her, she learns our songs really quickly and totally adds her own witchnasty element to our sound. She's also just really fun to hang out with, so we're super lucky to work with her!"
- from Alex Skalla for this podcast

"(Maiden Mars' music)’s full of energetic riffing and strong vocal melodies, with surprising twists and turns, never settling for a simple verse-chorus structure...

"You can hear Kane’s muscle memory for the guitar informing her drumming—she’s traded cymbal crashes for bar chords.

“'Other Side,' while toying with the idea of suicide, has a joyful thrash, a lot like early jam music...

“'Mouser' begins with a sample of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman, and while it talks obliquely about a relationship ('I’m the pet and you’re the mouser') there’s no clear narrative meaning. The skuzzy guitars and harmonies are a blast to listen to, ending with Pfeiffer again: 'Saved by kitty litter!'"
- from Kent Williams on the Little Village website

"...the only group that really got my attention was an all-girl trio called Maiden Mars. They have a throwback ’90s girl-band thing going for them. The vocals and upbeat tempos are kinda Sleater-Kinney, but the guitar relies heavily on power chords (and occasional solos) that makes me think of other all-girl bands from the 90s. Maiden Mars doesn’t sound like a 'riot grrl' band (Babes in Toyland, L7, Bikini Kill, 7 Year Bitch, etc.). They’re not as experimental as Helium. Maybe they’re more like Frogpond (although I haven’t heard them in a very long time)?"
- from the IC Noise website

"Lisa Simpson Meets The Craft"
- from their Bandcamp page

Alex Skalla - Guitar/Vox
Katie Rosenberger - Bass/Vox
Kate Kane - Drums




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