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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Recurrent: So Many Ways To Die from Theo & The Skyscrapers

The 2007 record I'm playing right now:
It was last July that I found out just how deadly Theo Kogan - lead singer of Theo and the Skyscrapers can be. The band's second full-length album "SO MANY WAYS TO DIE," is gritty, electro-, post-punk brilliance. It found it's way back into my CD player this weekend and I am enjoying it again.

Kogan is one of the premiere woman of rock. Attending one of her live shows is a must! This woman has magical control and unbeatable stage prowess. Theo is the legendary songstress behind the Lunachicks - an all-girl band that rocked stages in ways unimaginable. That was until I saw the Skyscrapers play live in 2006. I would see this band play again in 2007. Wooo-weee! There is heat in the kitchen!

Theo and the Skyscrapers

The Red Carpet in Berlin

After leaving the Lunachicks, Kogan teamed up with guitarist Sean Pierce (former Toilet Boys) and drummer Chris Kling to form the Skyscrapers (there is no one in the band shorter than 6'5" tall. No joke!) - When Kogan (tall, blanched hair and tattoo-sleeved arms) walks into the room she definitely makes an impression!)

"So Many Ways to Die" is a 12-track album with a duality theme. The songs are about beauty and death; vitality and decay; sensuality and destruction. The publicity shots for this album even have the musicians (healthy looking and clean) showcasing fresh wounds - as if there was a recent battle - or worse; they might be at death's door. These are themes perfect for this band and their sound. Highly recommended listening!


The Skyscrapers - Theo Kogan's band releases a great sophomore album




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