ARTIST: THE CASUAL SEXISTS
FORMAT: DIGITAL (Stream, Download)
1. Karakara – 2:59
2. Curse – 4:39
3. Pop Music – 3:11
DEBUT FERAL MEDIA RELEASE FOR TRANS-ATLANTIC NYC-BASED DUO
Brooklyn’s best transatlantic husband-and-wife duo, Varrick and Ed Zed return with three brand new lashings of acerbic pop.
Spiking their pop cocktail with skulking dancehall rhythms and minimalistic electro-funk, The Casual Sexists bring the combination to a dizzying high with their delicious new EP, Karakara, released 11th August on Feral Media.
The title track places a pitiful but tenacious stalker in the Casuals’ crosshairs, torn apart by Varrick in sardonic and sultry tones against a musical backdrop of speaker-rattling basslines, lo-fi percussion and a maddeningly catchy chorus.
The fractured funk jalopy that is Curse finds Varrick and Ed confronting the mixed feelings of sustained disillusionment and fleeting triumph inherent in the creative process—whilst wryly noting the slight absurdity of applying such lofty dramatics to their DIY milieu.
Third and final is Pop Music – a celebration of one of the Casuals’ very favourite things, yakked with detached glee over an angular electro rhythm littered with samples and some very janked-up percussion.
For the as-yet-unfamiliar, The Casual Sexists began their musical life in London before relocating to Varrick’s native NYC, where they make music using a computer along with various domestic objects, animal sounds and the overwhelming madness of the world at large.
So far they have received tremendous support from the likes of Tom Robinson, Don Letts, Steve Lamacq and Huey Morgan (all BBC6 Music), MTV, CMU, Bill Brewster (DJ History), John Kennedy (Radio X), Mojo Magazine, a whole host of others, and now, hopefully, YOU.
LONDON LAUNCH: Sat 12th August
The Stag’s Head
5 Orsman Rd, London N1 5RA
doors 8pm, Casuals onstage 10pm
Opening band: Those Unfortunates
NEW YORK CITY LAUNCH: Thu 7th September
557 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
with The Hate My Day Jobs + Dima & the Vision Quest