You know what the coolest feeling is in the world? When one of your friends is associated with some kind of creative endeavor, and you truly, genuinely enjoy it. I mean really enjoy it, not just kind of like it but feel like you should talk it up because, you know, friendship.

Anyway, I have a friend from college who’s the keyboardist in a “vamp-punk” band called Igor Spectre. I downloaded both of their albums this weekend (Tramps in Stereo and We Miss the Russians), and they’ve pretty much been on continuous play ever since. They are totally awesome.

There are some true epics on these albums. “Pharaoh’s Got the Bomb”, “Hope Chest”, “William Wilson”, “Ophelia Jones”, “Gorgeous Monster” … geez, just too many to list. One of my favorite songs, “Dandy Boy” is not on either album, so I guess it’s on a upcoming album or something.

I also adore “Bruise Knife” which is just a rocking song:

So if you like totally rad punk goth pop, check them out. I hope they come to Portland to play someday.

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4 Responses to Igor Spectre

  1. Your Name says:

    Thanks for this! Good stuff.

  2. Sandi says:

    Very cool. I detect early Bowie and Byrne influences. (It is the prerogative of age to detect influences in everything, btw.)

  3. M.K. Hobson says:

    Definitely Bowie, with some Peter Murphy/Bauhaus via Queen. They put the “fun” in “funereal”!

  4. M.K. Hobson says:

    Definitely Bowie, with some Peter Murphy/Bauhaus via Queen. They put the “fun” in “funereal”!

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