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BARDOT: BARDOT EP

BARDOT EP

(BARDOT)
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Grade:
B
Format: 
EP
Tracks: 
7
What's In A Name?

BARDOT's name was inspired by photos of French fashion model Brigitte Bardot at a Chicago art show.

New York based rock group BARDOT recently released their debut shoestring-budget EP on their Facebook page.  Formed back in 2011, the bandmates were all formerly members of backing groups and have experience working with the likes of Joan Jett, Lou Reed, Moby, and Fountains of Wayne.  A well-established sound along with a selection of tracks that run the genre gauntlet prove that BARDOT is worth keeping an eye on.

Named after GLBT activist Sylvia Rivera, opening track "Sylvia My Love" is a shining example of the funkadelic guitar work of lead singer/guitarist Ariel Aparicio.  "History of Ferris Wheels" is anchored by disturbing guitar distortion mixed with pop background vocals.  Weird and enjoyable at the same time.  At nearly seven minutes in length, I wasn't expecting much from the slower-paced "Satellite."  The track has since become my personal favorite on the EP and the masterful build grows on me more with every listen.  "D'yer Mak'er" is a cover of Led Zeppelin's reggae classic.  Much like the original divided fans, you'll either love it or hate it (I love it).  Being that the band is releasing the EP absolutely free, it's pretty hard not to recommend BARDOT.  Check out all seven tracks and support this talented up-and-coming group.   

Cody Endres
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