Oh Perilous World

Oh Perilous World
Label: Filthy Bonnet
Length: LP
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: Oh Perilous World
Sounding less like the corseted vampires that have been invoked by their previous releases, Rasputina emerges on their first independently released studio album sounding like a cross between Sleater-Kinney, the White Stripes and, well, corseted vampires. The most jarring contrast, though, between Oh Perilous World and Rasputina's previous releases is its timeliness; while longtime listeners have become accustomed to the group's unrepentant immersion in times long past, Perilous provides a shocking amount of modernity â?¦ at least as far as its lyrics are concerned. With tracks like 'Choose Me for Championâ?� (the lyrics of which are supposedly a translation of a speech by Osama bin Laden) and the more obvious 'In Old Yellowcake,â?� it appears that Rasputina leader Melora Creager took enough time off from her doily-crocheting and gaslamp-lighting to turn on CNN for an update. Of course, those songs are surrounded by numbers about the blimp armies of Mary Todd Lincoln, Queen of Florida. While the cellos still hum and the spirit remains pre-electric, the post-punk energy that reverberates through several of the songs is more contemporary than one might have expected from this consistently surprising outfit.


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