‘Penny Sparkle’ by Blonde Redhead

Hiding inside your ear there lives three tiny bones: the malleus, incus, and stapes. It’s not important that these are the smallest bones in the body but they are about to become ear boners when you listen to Blonde Redhead‘s 8th album, Penny Sparkle. Depending on your location, the album is released either today or tomorrow; I have been listening to the album on repeat all weekend and it’s excellent ear excitement.

If you’re unfamiliar with Blonde Redhead, they have given birth to great records for the past 15 years. Their sound is described across a spectrum of “Baroque Pop,” “Dream Pop,” and sometimes “magical melancholy;” I’ve been a huge fan since I first heard the album Misery is a Butterfly.


September 13, 2010