"...stepping before the narrow garage, he sniffed the fumes from Paradise with great sensory pleasure..."
- John Kennedy Toole, Confederacy of Dunces
"Septum aroused, endorphin flow hypothalamus, excite my lobes"
- Paradise Vendors
If the illegitimate children of Martin Denny and Nancy Sinatra grew up in New Orleans and they formed a band... or you played turntables with LPs by Brasil 66, Dick Dale, The Pixies, and Burt Bacharach simultaneously and all the tunes were in E minor... or punks play bossa nova in the Irish Channel... or The Cramps fell in love with Doris Day...
You might have pop exotica space rock.
When bassist Dave Baker (Veloka [alternative rock], The Vivid Prawns [Asian pop rock fusion], Nuclear Choir [new wave punk]) and drummer Elzy Lindsey (Veloka, The Vivid Prawns, Nuclear Choir, Fucus and way too many more bands to mention...) met Thespian and chanteuse Jeanne Stallworth, (The Foxy HooHoos), guitarist Robert Vicknair (Veloka, Frank [digital garage], Merkins [post punk]) and last but not least, Anton Gussoni (Electrical Spectacle) on moog and rhodes piano...the eclectic collaboration of Paradise Vendors was born.
What "they" are saying:
- Bunny Matthews (Offbeat Magazine) describes our music as "...excellent..."
- Anthony DelRosario, Turducken Productions says "Paradise Vendors blends gypsy, surf, new wave, moog stuff, cabaret, world percussion, trashy girl rock & spacey instrumentals into an otherworldly hybrid too eclectic to readily classify."
- Steve Perrin, rock journalist says "P.J. Harvey meets Marlene Dietrich"
- Jason Songe, liveneworleans.com says "The music was a soundtrack to an underbelly...the band's music exposed what was under the city's black veil."
- Keith Spera, Lagniappe-Times Picayune describes Candy as "...eclectic, adventurous and artful modern pop..."
- Alex Rawls, Gambit Weekly says Paradise Vendors' music "...evokes the luxuriousness of artists like Les Baxter or John Barry."