Kudos to Andrew Sullivan for trying to bash new band the Bastard Fairies and introducing me to them. They’re funderful (check out their Myspace page)! Andrew misses that the girl is an actress, not brainwashed, but it doesn’t really matter anyway. The tunes are sweet, the lyrics are trenchantly funny, and the lead singer, Yellow Thunder Woman (she’s Sioux), is so freaking (and freakishly) beautiful I could cry (click on pics to witness the glory).
And they’re rock n’roll. They aren’t here to appease Soccer Mommies and those alarmed by free thought, they aren’t here to introduce a model of philosophy that fits all, or even one that is realistic. They’re here to exist purely, to give representation to the rebellious id, to create an alternative world away from the godless priests who need to control, control, control.
Also note the trailer for their upcoming documentary on the historical war against Native Americans, The Canary Effect.
I say all of this as a brand new fan, and as someone who knows that the overwhelming majority of Dkos' community will utterly dig the hell out of these absolutely unashamedly liberal folks who write crazily infectious yet meaningful songs.