We’ve wanted to cover this Madonna song for a long time…finally got around to it. Recorded April-May of 2014 at 28Below Studios in Brooklyn, NY.
Song of the day…
The Dead Betties are back! When I moved to NY The Dead Betties’ performances became a ritual gathering for me and the friends I’ve kept now for 9 years. Every week we would meet and discuss the progress we were making in our pursuits of happiness. Four or so years ago, they decided to take a break and grow individually. Saturday, they came back better then ever!! Amazing, amazing evening. Viva El Betties Muertos!!
The Dead Betties November 2013
Review of The Dead Betties Nightmare Sequence (2007)—from Music Whore:
"These guys sound like they can kick the living shit out of you.
The Dead Betties have drawn comparisons to the punk elite — Sonic Youth, the Dead Kennedys, My Bloody Valentine, and the band has a surprisingly big sound for a trio. On the opening title track, drummer Derek Pippin sounds like he’s got more than two arms, while guitarist Eric Sheppard holds back till the bridge to unleash a torrent of noise. Right on cue, singer/bassist Joshua lets out a wail. It pretty much sets the tone for the rest of the album.
"Malls of the Midwest", "George’s Mr. Right" and "Terror Teacher" find the band snarling, pounding and crashing their way their way through compact sprints of melody and noise. "Hellevator" and "Destination I Do" get close to being tuneful, with a bizarre guitar accompaniment underscoring the chorus of the latter.
When the Betties pull back, they don’t ease up on the tension. The 7-minute “Chicago” is sparse and relatively glacial next to other tracks, but it’s no less tortured. “Tell Me, Tell Me” starts off almost psychedelic but drastically snaps out of its reverie at the midpoint.
The center piece of the album is “Demoralizer”, a track that’s only a few jump cuts short of Naked City-style ADD.
As charged as Nightmare Sequence can get, it doesn’t lose focus. These songs go all over the place, but they never meander nor spin out of control. The album grabs hold from the start and would rather rip off a limb than let go.” -MW