ABOUT WHORE'S MASCARA:
If the Pet Shop Boys and Madonna got together and had a drunken, explicit ménage-à-trois, Whore's Mascara might sound like their lovechild. Heavily influenced by the '80s, this band of lovers consists of the dark and brooding Brit Chaz Kourday, the Californian charmer Lonni Bahls, and the Aussie blonde bombshell Georgia Haege. Since they erupted onto the scene in July 2008, they've been spreading the seeds of lust all over New York and are gearing up for a much-anticipated European tour. If you haven't heard of them yet, brace yourselves; you're about to.
The music of Whore's Mascara has been described as "post-electroclash neue wave eurotrash coked-up dance party," and Michael Musto called them the "sardonically fun underground band heading mainstream” in his Village Voice column. Whore's Mascara has graced the stages of such NYC venues as Irving Plaza, Santos Party House, Joe's Pub, The Mercury Lounge, The Zipper Factory, The Delancey, Luna Lounge, Don Hill’s, Vlada, Piano’s, Sugarland, The Javits Center, The Slipper Room, and The Ritz. They also won the 2008 Glammy Award for Best Duo or Group.
ABOUT 'LIKE THIS BUT SEXY':
Produced and co-written by master-beater Electronathan, Whore's Mascara's debut album LIKE THIS BUT SEXY is the perfect bedside companion, featuring lush electro-pop beats and over-the-top lyrics sure to seduce even the most elusive objects of desire. Witty and filthy, profane and profound, its 11 tracks take listeners on a mind-blowing journey through life’s darkest crevices. Highlights include the pop anthem "International Whore," the heavenly "Second Coming," the addictive thumping title track, and the sassy "Comfortable."
THE CRITICS ON WHORE'S MASCARA:
"With musical roots in 1980s electro-pop, Whore's Mascara's live acts feature darkly comedic riffs on everything from political figures to Manhattan club culture - with enough puns and double entendres to make a whore blush." ----Paper Magazine
"Mixing pop-perfection female vocals, an American male accent and a Noel Coward-esque English gentleman accent, Whore's Mascara sing as if they're in conversation, taking the piss out of each other and egging each other on to divulge more information on their sexual conquests. It's fabulous stuff; the kind of provocative pop that makes the Scissor Sisters look like nuns." ----reFRESH Magazine
"The Fugazi of post-electroclash." ----Vice Magazine
"This sexed-up singing group has a fab new video!'" ----Time Out New York
"Beat beauties Whore's Mascara offers a glammed and gorgeous performance...mop up that drool!" ----Next Magazine
"Downtown's Current It Band...These whores are certainly worth the price. They're definitely all that we want! " ----HX Magazine
"Lust, love, desire, pansexuality, it's all there....Onstage, Whore's Mascara radiates passion and unapologetic perversion. The trio belt out a set of cheeky crowd pleasers as the Whorettes, a relatively new addition to their live shows, bump and grind atop five foot speakers in six inch heels. Kourday and Bahls take turns man-handling Sweet Georgia, sticking their tongues down her throat and behaving in a generally lascivious manner...Pretty soon New York is going to have to share its favorite international whores, as they prepare to unleash their debut album, LIKE THIS BUT SEXY, upon the world. The album is a dizzying electro-pop orgy, equal parts B-52s and Scissor Sisters." ----John Russell, HX Magazine
"Whore's Mascara is one of those acts that is difficult to describe to friends without getting a little confused yourself. Is it music? Performance art? Comedy? A depraved celebration of sex and drugs? An intellectual exploration of the darkest corners of your sexual psyche? A wild ride that leaves you feeling breathless and a bit molested? The answer is wonderfully, dizzyingly, and confoundingly all of the above...reminding you that sometimes it is only in the deep folds of incisive wit that the truth can be found." ----Noize Magazine
"The tracks are a collection of refined orbic and ambient floods of irrepressibly high quality music due mainly to their active ingredients: high craft, poignant narratives, and just the right ratio of provocation." ----BastardLife.com