Madder Rose


Madder Rose

Madder Rose was a New York City-based alternative rock band who recorded in the 1990s. The band was fronted by Mary Lorson, who shared songwriting duties with guitarist Billy Coté. The two singer/songwriters later collaborated again as Jazz Cannon. Their name comes from the herb-based paint rose madder. Several of their songs, including "Panic On" and "Car Song", were featured in John Peel's end-of-year round-up, the Festive Fifty. The band released three albums on Atlantic Records, and one on quasi-independent label Thirsty Ear, before breaking up in 1999.

Description

Their music has been described as suggesting the druggy languor of a heroin high, which inspired the British music press to trumpet Madder Rose as the second coming of the Velvet Underground. [http://www.trouserpress.com/entry.php?a=madder_rose Trouser Press article ] A 1994 review in Rolling Stone characterized their sound as an "alloy" of grunge and "the buttercup sighs of The Cranberries. [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/madderrose"Panic On" review from Rolling Stone ] Their sound progressed from indie pop rock, not unlike peers Velocity Girl, Lush, Helium and Juliana Hatfield, to Shoegaze and trip-hop. After the breakup, Lorson founded the alt-folk outfit Saint Low.

Discography

* (1993) "Bring It Down"
* (1993) "Swim" EP
* (1994) "Panic On"
* (1994) "Car Song" EP
* (1995) "The Love You Save" EP
* (1997) "Tragic Magic"
* (1999) "Hello June Fool"

References

External links

* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:zoke4j670waw~T0 Madder Rose] at Allmusic


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