Like the title says, Chicago/New York’s Stereo Sinai is about to release two full discs of music – “Biblegum Pop” and “The Revelation Will Not Be Televised” – 25 songs in all! The albums will be available in time for Chanukah but if you pre-order on reverbnation, you’ll be able to get the tunes at a discount! And who among us doesn’t like a deal? And who among us doesn’t like supporting the arts? What? You are unfamiliar with Stereo Sinai? Their Bio on reverbnation has it just right: “Stereo Sinai is the Good Book like you’ve never heard it before.” Here’s the rest of their bio:
Dubbed “biblegum pop,” the band’s signature sound is the heretical combination of ancient, holy tongues with blasphemous backbeats and synthesized pop melodies. If Gwen Stefani and Will.i.am had been on the mountain with Moses, they would have come down sounding a lot like Stereo Sinai…The duo, made up of singer/songwriter Miriam Brosseau and producer Alan Jay Sufrin, was declared a “Favorite Band of 2009” on About.com. Artist development group Misery Loves Co. called them the “best new band in Chicago.” In fall of 2009, Stereo Sinai appeared on the Chicago indie music show “Errors Not Eliminated” and spoke on a Chicago Music Commission panel on musicians and social media… Stereo Sinai has been featured in a wide variety of recording projects since its inception in 2008. They contributed a track to the innovative “G-dcast” project, and, alongside artists such as David Broza and musicians from the Klezmatics, recorded a track to benefit cancer research with the New York-based “Pioneers for a Cure” initiative. Stereo Sinai represented Chicago at the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam in 2008 and has been profiled by PresenTense magazine, Shemspeed.com, the Chicago Jewish News, and others. Stereo Sinai has contributed several holiday tracks to MyJewishLearning.com, and is featured on “Eats Paste,” a children’s compilation from ToyBlock Music. The duo recently moved to New York and is currently in the studio recording new biblegum pop for their upcoming release, “The Revelation Will Not Be Televised,” to be released in late fall of 2011.
But that’s all just a bunch of noise. The proof is in the pudding, so you can listen to them below. I spent all day listening to them over and over again. Morally, I feel I have no choice but to buy these albums now. It’s like I was hypnotized by Brosseau’s ethereal voice and the combination of familiar traditional lyrics and contemporary, pop inflected musical arrangements. It’s really, really compelling! Can you tell I’m not a music reviewer? But I sure do know what I like.
Anyhow, enjoy! Oh and it’s lead singer Miriam Brosseau’s birthday today, so… you know, happy birthday!