the_bastard_fairies

INaughty but nice. Sweet and sour. Beautifully macabre, wonderfully morose.

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"Witty, incisive, orginal" raves Harp Magazine. "These people are deeply disturbed" rants Bills O'Reilly THE BASTARD FAIRIES could be termed an oxymoron. If this is the case then their music is most definitely oxymoronic. Naughty but nice. Sweet and sour. Beautifully macabre, wonderfully morose. Like a baby with a razor blade, this collection of 17 songs from Memento Mori will hug you then cut you with no warning. THE BASTARD FAIRIES began when Lead singer Yellow Thunder Woman and guitarist Robin Davey met in Minneapolis when Robin came from the U.K. to produce the 2003 release of Indigenous' self-titled album. Soon after, they began to create their own music because "there wasn't any music out there that they liked listening too", Yellow Thunder Woman says. This may be a bold statement to make, however it is in her nature as she comes from a bold and proud society. She is Native American, a direct descendant of the Great Ponca Chief Standing Bear, an Indian princess and member of the Yankton Sioux. Recorded on a shoestring budget utilizing Garage Band on a Mac and scouring thrift stores for old guitars, children's instruments and other odd bits, they set out to create their masterpiece album Memento Mori, (a Latin phrase that calls for awareness of ones mortality), that was written in the most part during an intense week long stint. With tracks like "Whatever", "A Venomous Tale" and "We're All Going To Hell" - Yellow Thunder Woman takes you on a journey portraying life's many trials and pitfalls and understands that, no matter who you are or where you've come from, we are all f**ked up and twisted and each of us a BASTARD FAIRY in our own little way. This is no reality show edited for consumption of a demographic diluted by the ideals of a script doctor looking for sensationalist story lines, this is a collection of the twisted tales of twisted minds. The recounting of repetitive compulsions in the OCD, (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) - laden "Habitual Inmate" or the promiscuous honesty of "The Boy Next Door" set the tone for a collection of compositions where no subject is taboo. The sweet melodies coupled with the lo-fi pop sensibilities of multi instrumentalist and partner in crime Robin Davey create a musical landscape that eases you through Yellow Thunder Woman's lyrical observances and passion for the darker side of worldly workings. Their next plan was to give it away as a free download on their website thebastardfairies.com. With well over 200,000 individual tracks downloaded and close to 50,000 full albums downloaded, THE BASTARD FAIRIES are ready to release a more fully complete Memento Mori that will contain 5 songs only available on the retail CD as well as a DVD of all their videos and additional content. THE BASTARD FAIRIES are committed to keeping the original 12 songs available for the price of FREE through their web site, thebastardfairies.com