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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Virgins do it better


There are very few things I love more than discovering great new music. Especially if it's on a TV show. Cause it combines two things I appreciate.
I'd better tell you know : I'm a huge Gossip Girl fan. It's got everything : a thrilling storyline, charismatic and incredibly handsome actors and actresses, complex characters, AND fantastic music. For the latter, the credit all goes to the one and only Alex Patsavas, who's GG's music supervisor. I must admit I discovered fantastic tunes while watching the show, and every episodes offers me something new and enjoyable. So thanks Alex. Calm down boys, I just learned she is a married woman (noise of glass crashing).
Anyway let's get back to The Virgins. I first noticed them when I heard Rich Girl on the show. I told myself I loved it, found it on the Internet, put it on my mp3 player and, I must admit, didn't look any further. I was probably busy with Roisin Murphy at that moment, who knows. Thank god record stores still exist cause two weeks ago I went CD-hunting, and guess what litterally fell into my hands : the Virgins's album !!!!!!! Yep ! Like a divine surprise.
I bought it of course and since then it's been playing a LOT.
First track She's expensive contains the words "let's have a cocaine brunch", which is fine by me, although I'd rather have bacon & eggs, thanks. It's an infectious rock track, which sounds perfect as a wake-up song. You know, when you've only slept for 3 short hours cause you had this party to attend but you must be at work in an hour (though "1 hour ago" would be more accurate). On your way to work, just put One week of Danger on, it's a great song to listen to while driving. Of course you'll need a convertible, sun, very expensive sunglasses and a latte. But I'm sure it works fine on the tube too. This song was featured on Gossip Girl, as was Rich Girls. This one's amazing.
Teen Lovers is a hell of a hit to me ! Remember your high school house parties, cheap booze, the occasional rock'n'roll-dancing-couple, that girl/guy you tried to make out with. It's all in this song, but in a shorter version (2:12). As I told you yesterday I recently developped a thing for songs with the word "murder" in their title. And surprisingly, there's a song called Murder on the Virgins album. And it's good. It's got some funny sounds at some point. Hey Hey Girl and the 3 other songs at the end of the CD are great too.
Below are the first three songs of the album for you to listen to. AND you can watch a video interview of Alex Patsavas to learn more about her dream job. I mean this woman goes to shows and searches music blogs for a living.

Découvrez The Virgins!


Découvrez The Virgins!


Découvrez The Virgins!



Don't forget to buy The Virgins' self-titled album through Itunes or anywhere else you like.

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