Words by Cameron Jones. Photos by Anna “HashBrowns” Vernon.
Going in to CocoRosie”s show at the Granada last week, I wasn”t entirely sure what to expect.
CocoRosie, formed in 2003, consists of sisters Sierra and Bianca Casady, and defies description, though their Wikipedia entry calls them “freak folk.” I suppose that”s as good a name as any for the eclectic mix of sounds the sisters make, though I would just call it Good Music and be done. They have released three more full-length albums since their debut, La maison de mon reve, and the current tour is to promote the last of these, Grey Oceans.
Though familiar to a degree with their music, especially a number of tracks from Grey Oceans, I wasn”t sure what kind of concert it would make. On their albums, CocoRosie tends to have a soft, chill sound, which is excellent, but at a live show, if the audience is larger than ten people, I want to get excited, and dance (or flail, more accurately) a bit. CocoRosie achieved this.