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The Devil has always been there. Heis the great outsider, the original iconoclast. He is a conniving little shitand never seems to tire of giving humanity a wedgie or a wet willie just for alaugh. The Devil is capable of taking many forms. He can exist as one being orspread out amongst many. He can present himself as an ordinary man or as ahorrific cloven-hoofed beast depending on his mood. Above all else, The Devillives to corrupt, to adulterate, to defile.
Electric Six has often used The Devil as subject matter for its songs becauseof that last bit, the part about corruption and adulteration. That’s whatElectric Six has been trying to do with its music now for quite some time!!!!We want to corrupt young women….just like The Devil!!! There’s nothing morerewarding than the seduction of a young innocent maiden, forcing her to weardemonic dresses, levitating her towards the great fiery skull and watching hereyes turn black as she gives into evil and becomes the bride of The Devil!!!!That….is why we started this band….to help women realize their potential assexy evil maidens with eyes reflecting the utter darkness of a corrupted soul.
With its fourteenth studio album Bride of the Devil, Electric Six examines theconcepts of evil and corruption, humanity’s various falls from grace, the ninecircles of purgatory and of course, the internet itself. Bride of the Devilopens with the thunderous opener “The Opener”, a bombastic celebration of thearena rock Electric Six never got to play. The next two numbers are textbookear worm guitar pop numbers that deal with debilitating income inequality andnepotism (“Daddy’s Boy”) and the horrors of being forced into a pool of toxicwaste by an a rabid Doberman trained to kill (“(It Gets) (A Little)Jumpy”).
And then we get to the title track, a radio anthem, where it all becomes clearthat The Devil is a metaphor for Russia and the United States is the young girlwho is seduced, corrupted and wedded into a Satanic covenant with the beast.It’s all there in black and white. The Carrie Underwood-esque lyrics alongsidea backdrop of vodka and caviar and backchannels and Seychllian bank accounts.That’s how they did it. They went after our country performers and got therubes to feel good about being Russian assets. And still, it is the feel-goodanthem of the summer.
Finally, the haunting album closer “Worm In the Wood” is Electric Six at itsmost serious, most tender and emotional. Haunting. Effervescent. Corrupt.Jaundiced. Tired.
So there you have it. Electric Six is back with its fourteenth record and it’spoppy and feel-good, as well as heavy, both sonically and lyrically. Our soundwill corrupt you and enslave you as the beautiful demonic bride you know youtruly are. Fraulein, take this severed hand with it’s creepy long nails fromthe beginning of time. To do so is truly thine destiny.
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