Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Slice of Russian Music

I got this email a while ago:

Musical breakthrough from Russia.

Dear friends!

[...]I am an independent music promoter from Moscow, Russia. First of all, I would like to thank you for your excellent work: I really loved your website and I respect your music taste — that's why I decided to write to you.

My mission is to promote modern Russian music worldwide. In the last few years, lots of interesting new artists have emerged on the local scene, and we would like to bring this music to the attention of music lovers all over the world.

He goes on to describe the band he is currently promoting:

Cheese People “Cheese People” (2009)

The Cheese People are a female-fronted four-piece based in the city of Samara (small by Russian standards) on the banks of the Volga. They first started to jam in 2003, and after a few years of playing in local basements they found themselves in the position of Russia's most powerful and popular disco punk band.

Their debut self-titled CD is a no-budget and self-produced recording, which however manages to sound more powerful and groovy than most Russian mainstream major-label pop. Due to its winning combination of catchy melodies, absurd lyrics, intricate sample work and unusual meowing vocal lines, this band can become an international breakthrough for Russian music.

In case you missed it, let me point out the funny: they are called CHEESE PEOPLE

"Cheese" is one of those inherently funny words, alongside:
  • Schnitzel
  • Turd
  • Beef
  • Asperger
  • Burger
  • Bieber
  • Etc.

Usually I ignore emails like this, but add the cheese hilarity (hahahahalololol cheese) to "disco punk band" and "unusual meowing vocal lines," and I'm totally sold. I just had to share this with you, world.

You can download the album Cheese People, by the band Cheese People, here. It's actually not bad.

Do you think they just really like cheese, or are they literally people made of cheese? And if the latter, which kind? Can they taste themselves?


Darius Whiteplume said...

It was a nicely crafted email for SPAM, especially compared to those of other ESL countries. Downloading shortly.

Hey Lady! said...

Aspergers is totally a funny word, for about 6 months after hearing of the disorder m husband thought it was "assburgers" and that people were making it up. He'd never seen it written and apparently misheard it. It's hard not to laugh when I hear it now.

Also, WTH is "unusual meowing vocal lines"? Is this an actual term, like Aspergers?

Tatiana said...

Cheese is good, but fromage is better.