Monday, September 15, 2008

Aleks And The Drummer Written Up In Pitchfork

Download: Aleks and the Drummer - "I Want To Melt His Eyes" (via P4K)

From the Forkcast article written by Kasia Galazka:

leks Tomaszewska is shy with a slight accent curling her words. But come nightfall, she slips into her shiniest, most rainbowiest gear, adds a little Jackson Pollock facepaint under her eyelids, and chopsticks her Farfisa organ. With an unwavering siren's trill (if sirens existed in Douglas Adams novels), Tomaszewska debuts with her band Aleks and the Drummer. After fiddling with a few bands and her sister's grand piano, the self-trained Tomaszewska--or Tomasczhewvshschszski as she keyboard-mashes on the band's MySpace page, to the amusement of mispronunciation victims--started the band with drummer Deric Criss about two years ago. Where the headbanded Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan dipped her tribal toe, the equally headbanded, sci-fi Tomaszewka charges with "I Want to Melt His Eyes." The song, a slapdash of frantic with hyper-romantic, is the first track off the band's Dave Sitek-produced EP May a Lightning Bolt Caress You.

May a Lightning Bolt Caress You is really one of the best local releases of the year. Buy it at any of the Reckless'.

Aleks and The Drummer MySpace Page

(Jonathan Graef)

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