I don’t think I could introduce the Ballet with more panache than their own biography:
They hope for casual queer elegance in every element of their work — from homemade CD’s in silk-screened envelopes to live shows, which have the touch & feel of hanging out with friends on a rooftop or in the kitchen and putting on some favorite songs for an impromptu dance party over whisky and lemonade.
I don’t have a rooftop, and I’m straight, but I can totally get down with casual queer elegance, especially when it’s wrapped up in enough pop to send my blood sugar through the roof. These guys sound like a more upbeat Lucksmiths, because they’re dealing with deeper issues even as they’re going “whoa – oh – whoa – oh.” There’s “I Hate the War,” and “Murder at the Disco,” and “Cheating On Your Boyfriend,” all very clever, so rest assured that it’s not just saccharine. Plus, the lead singer sounds veddy sexy and instrumentals are equally hot. What’s not to like? Their debut album, “Mattachine!”, was released last August, and it’s on iTunes.
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