Thanks for the Ether"

Clearly the most exciting release-as far as new and truly alternative recordings go-is "Thanks for the Ether" by Rasputina. You have to hear this band to believe how cool it really is. The closest thing I can say to prepare someone for Rasputina is that they are kinda like a cross between They Might Be Giants and Camper Van Beethoven. But that won't prepare you for the music. Rasputina is 3 cellists (that's CELLISTS) who pulled in a drummer to record "Thanks for the Ether". Also helpful to prepare to listen to Rasputina are the titles of some songs: "The Donner Party", "Kate Moss", "Five Fleas", and "Transylvanian Concubine." Kurt Ralske of Ultra Vivid Scene has taken notice of Rasputina as well as the Greenwich Village crowd. Not sure where you can find this CD, but if you're looking for the original, find it and buy "Thanks for the Ether."

Jeff Jolley

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