Sunday, November 4th, 2007

CONTEST – My Brightest Diamond @ The Drake Underground – November 9, 2007

My Brightest Diamond’s 2006 album Bring Me The Workhorse wouldn’t really seem to be the likeliest candidate for remixing, what with its blend of rock, classical, opera and cabaret styles. And yet, that’s what Tear It Down does – recasts her compositions with electronic underpinnings ranging from the ambient to dance. The former work better than the latter, and in the case of the best ones if you didn’t know they were remixes, you’d probably assume these were the original versions of the songs. Shara Worden has the sort of voice that you could easily believe an electronic trip-hoppish act would enlist.

So as My Brightest Diamond heads out on tour starting this week, it will be interesting to see if she adopts any of the remixed versions of her songs into the live arrangements. The Toronto stop is at the Drake Underground this Friday night, November 9, and courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away to the show. To enter, email me at contests AT with “I want to see My Brightest Diamond” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, November 7 and if you’ve also entered the Ohbijou contest that same night, make a mention of which one you’d rather go to in the event that I draw your name for both.

MP3: My Brightest Diamond – “Golden Star” (remix by Alias)
MP3: My Brightest Diamond – “Freak Out” (Gold Chains Panique mix)
MP3: My Brightest Diamond – “Disappear”
MP3: My Brightest Diamond – “Something Of An End”
Video: My Brightest Diamond – “Freak Out” (Gold Chains Panique mix) (YouTube)
Video: My Brightest Diamond – “Magic Rabbit” (YouTube)
Video: My Brightest Diamond – “Disappear” (Stakka Remix) (YouTube)
Video: My Brightest Diamond – “Dragonfly” (YouTube)
MySpace: My Brightest Diamond

By : Frank Yang at 10:56 pm
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  1. wendy says:

    Shara was amazing at the Sufjan Steven’s Cinematic Suite "BQE" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music the other night. I have to say, I was blown away by it (and prepared for slight disappointment, actually). In the end it was pretty brilliant.