Agent Ribbons: everything I love. Imagine if The Zombies and The Boswell Sisters collaborated on an album that was recorded in a Victorian house decorated by Dame Darcy. From the tick-whir of the Super 8 Projector on Rubix Cube to the sweet cirrus cloud melodies of Grey Gardens, Natalie Ribbons has a voice like a siren: crooning from within a closed closet door, her mermaid scales slough off into collected piles of shoes and clothes.
The best part, is that I am fortunate to be a part of this magic. Agent Ribbons recently relocated to Austin this spring. Natalie and I met over Ban Mi & young coconuts at a Vietnamese sandwich food cart one night in August. Since then, we've gone on adventures nearly every week, including cheersing Sonic Youth, Bocce Ball games in graveyards, and caterpiller races.
I made a second deer antler head dress & yesterday we headed out to the Texas prairie to catch the last few moments of winter sunshine. I like how these turned out like hand-colored tin type photographs.
The World is a Cigarette
If you're in France, Spain or Portugal, be sure to catch Agent Ribbons on tour starting next week. They will also be in a future issue of Bust and touring the West coast in the end of 2010. Buy Chateau Crone from Antenna Farm Records on CD or Limited Edition Vinyl. Hooray!
1. Agent Ribbons, 2. The World is a Cigarette, 3.