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CocoRosie

 
       

Genres: Experimental / Folk / Alternative

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Stats: 570 fans / 12,753 plays / 6 plays today

   
 
 

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Members: Bianca Casady, Sierra Casady

Sierra Rose and Bianca Leilani (a.k.a. Red Bone Slim) were born in Fort Dodge, Iowa and the big island of Hawaii respectively. They are the third and fourth daughters of spiritualist Timothy Casady and artist/teacher Tina Hunter.

As a small child, Red writes, I was carried in a papoose around sacred Anasazi grounds by my mother and her partner, Brook Medicine Eagle. Periods of my adolescence were spent living in a trailer on the outskirts of Joseph City, Arizona with my father. We spent our time burning ants and hunting rabbits from the burned out chassis of a station wagon. I left at fifteen owing to a feeling of alienation caused in part by my reticence toward a formal education. As soon as I was able to garner the necessary means I sold both day-old flowers in restaurants and expired raffle tickets to the elderly I boarded a bus north to San Francisco. I toted around soft paper copies of Genet and Conrads Heart of Darkness that I scarcely read.

Less is said about the formative years of Sierra Rose. What is known is that she spent much time studying Rumi, Halal Nashids and Eurythmy. She also exhibited an innate talent for trigonometry. Speculations abound. Members of her family attest to the fact that she learned how to harness lightening so as to charge her body with electricity. By her twenty-third birthday Ms. Rose had received many accolades in Paris as a refined Soprano with a promising career ahead in the opera.

Red Bone and Ms. Rose reunited in 2003 to become CocoRosie. Their first album, a hip hop project called Word to the Crow, was made only days before their second album, La Maison de Mon Reve. They were signed to Touch and Go Records shortly after their inaugural public performance. In 2005 their third full-length album, Noahs Ark, was released and they are currently working on their fourth.

The some time sisters are both aspects of a north Brooklyn clan, Voodoo-Eros, which has recently surfaced to release The Enlightened Family and Diane Clucks Countless Times. Sierra is one half of the white-bearded metal lullaby band Metallic Falcons with Matteah Baim.

Dreams for the future include:
- Making an album with RZA
- Write and produce an opera
- Disappear as vagaries in North Africa
- Retire as lesbian welders in New Mexico
- A marriage with Antony!

Oh, good lord, yield such tender mercies!

 

  • Aniyo*JinxJoseph* said:
    lenomade should be on here =] you are the best the best the best Oct 27
  • Michelle Berger said:
    This bio gives insight to thesong Lemonade on thier latest album. ;0 Aug 22
  • sierra. said:
    Werewolf should totally be up here! Jul 05
  • megan said:
    update :\ update, update, update. Jun 07
  • Alicia said:
    heros Apr 09
  • Kerrie Anne. :] said:
    Y'all should upload werewolf, and beautiful boys please. :] Feb 24
  • city.at.war said:
    I love you guys! Such a different style of music. So amazing. Oct 17
  • Steph said:
    I just read "Retire as lesbian welders in New Mexico" Why NM? That's where I live Jul 28
  • Duulirium Tele said:
    I want to marry the both of you. Jun 20
  • JeskaJu!c3b0x said:
    add werewolf plz(: May 24
  • lola peace said:
    i like your tatooo :) May 09
  • Candace said:
    i love promise! Apr 06
  • Ashley said:
    you need to put up tekno love song!! please!! Mar 14
  • im not a dumb blonde..i swear..as she gets hit by a train...oops..... said:
    you are freakin amazing. you should put werewolf on here ! Apr 25
  • bitchplz said:
    Werewolf is amazing. I\'ve been playing it fer people at my school, and they\'ve loved it. It\'s so different, like something I\'ve never heardd beforee. :) I love you guyyss. Jan 25
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