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Killjoy Confetti


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Alternative

Status:

Most recent release, The Fun Is (2005)

See also:

Killjoy Confetti's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Sleater-Kinney, That Dog, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Throwing Muses

Covers/own material:

All original material

General comments:

An enchanting mix of crisp punk, black comedy, melodic rock and social awareness packaged with structure and style. Interlocking guitars and intriguing percussion are occasionally spiced with brass and woodwinds. All four members are multi-instrumentalists, and their talents are used to good effect. Translation: they rock, and their music is often complex enough to merit careful and frequent listening.
     Although the girls have varying musical influences, ranging from punk to classical...and everything in between, their combined sound is accurately described by Mike Breen from Cincinnati's City Beat magazine. He writes, "If you took the idiosyncrasies of Throwing Muses and infused them with post-punked, angled rhythms, a captivatingly textured guitar patch-work and a melange of evocative melodies and harmony quirks, your Frankenstein's monster would sound something like four piece Arcade (now known as Killjoy Confetti) from Muncie, Indiana." (Greg Dunn)

Comments about live performance:

Killjoy Confetti does a remarkable job of recreating their studio performance in a live setting. They don't do too much improv, but they clearly enjoy what they're playing and communicate it to the audience. I'm a big fan of local music because the small-town bands still play music they like, in front of audiences who (mostly) give them a chance. These four ladies stand out from the crowd around here. (Greg Dunn)

Recommended first album:

Either album is representative of the band's sound; check out Into The Light for a more stripped-down sound and punk influence, or The Fun Is for more polished (but still strong) and complex sound. (Greg Dunn)

Recordings:


Into The Light

Release info:

2003—The Woodenman Records

Availability:

Uncertain

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of high energy rock. See "comparisons" above for similarities of genre.

Group members:

Carrie Conley, Lisa Fett, Jill Gerwe, Joy Gerwe

Produced by:

Tyler Watkins

Comments:

A fine indie recording, but nothing to compare with a live show! (Greg Dunn)

The Fun Is

Release info:

2005—The Woodenman Records

Availability:

Uncertain

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of high energy rock who appreciate complexity of melody and arrangement. See "comparisons" above for similarities of genre.

Group members:

Carrie Conley, Lisa Fett, Jill Gerwe, Joy Gerwe

Produced by:

Bob Weston

Comments:

The band continues to grow and explore complex stylings. Not as sparse and dry as the first CD, but not cluttered with production artifacts either. Very faithful to the band and its music—but again, not as much fun as the live shows. (Greg Dunn)

Further info:

They also have a spot on the Midwest Bands site

Disclaimer: I took some of the pictures on the electronic press kit. (EPK). :-) (Greg Dunn)


Thanks to Greg Dunn for work on this entry.

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