Hot Sheet: Too Much Is Never Enough
BY Advocate.com Editors
May 23 2013 8:00 PM ET
8. MUSIC: Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes
Anyone longing for the sultry sound of '60s doo-wop with a seriously queer edge has got to get their hands on the debut album from nine-piece band Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes. The Australian outfit features out lead singer Browne as the group's vivacious centerpiece, backed up by a baritone sax, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and three bouffant-wearing babes known as the Rackettes. The group's energetic sound channels jazz, heart-wrenching doo-wop, and classic soul, offering a distinctly modern take on several influential genres. The group's debut album, Baby Caught the Bus, dropped this week, grabbing listeners and taking them on an emotional ride through sonic peaks and valleys, guided by Browne's smoky, powerful pipes and her band's perfect accompaniment. Browne's first single off the album, "Love Letter," brilliantly encapsulates the group's funky, soulful energy, while infusing the track with a healthy dose of sexuality and longing. This is perfect getting-ready-to-go-out music. Check out the frenetic video for "Love Letter" below, and download the full album here.