RETRO: Cake Like “Lorraine’s Car” live

Posted March 30th, 2007 by eric

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Kerri Kenny of Reno 911, Viva Variety, and The State (all Comedy Central comedies) fame used to front an experimental, all-girl trio called Cake Like, whose debut came out on John Zorn’s Avant label back in 1995. Kenny and her two bandmates (Nina Hellman, guitar and Jodi Seifert, drums) just barely knew how to play their respective instruments when they recorded Delicious but still managed to eke out a pretty damn fine debut, mixing Breeders-like intensity with quirky indie-pop harmonies and a minimal, no-wave backdrop.

This performance of “Lorraine’s Car” (on some unidentified Comedy Central program) is in support of 1997’s Bruiser Queen, which lacked some of the DIY charm of Delicious but still has its share of oddball hooks and experimental non-sequiturs.

I’m obviously feeling a bit nostalgic today.

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