Lunch Duchess | Crying for Fun

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Crying for Fun

by Lunch Duchess

A complex blend of grunge, chamber pop, and math rock, with sharp, witty lyrics, bold sing-along choruses, technical instrumentation, and clever song structures.
Genre: Rock: Grunge
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cry, Pt. II
2:49 $1.00
2. Lust / Love
3:47 $1.00
3. Ride or Die
4:07 $1.00
4. Better
2:27 $1.00
5. Creepin'
3:54 $1.00
6. Makes Me Love You More
4:24 $1.00
7. Chicago
3:18 $1.00
8. Body
3:37 $1.00
9. Wisteria Boys
3:23 $1.00
10. Mean
2:57 $0.99
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Album Notes
Lunch Duchess is the Baroque grunge-pop project of singer/drummer/composer Katharine Seggerman. Sporting a satisfyingly aggressive pop aesthetic that grafts bits of northwest indie rock onto classic chamber pop and soft-soul sounds, Lunch Duchess hits a sweet spot you never even knew existed.

Their melting-pot style is perhaps best represented by the opening track of their debut LP, "Crying for Fun." Entitled “Cry Pt. II,” the song is a breathless climb that hearkens back to their first release (the 2016 EP "My Mom Says I Have a Rich Inner Life," which featured the first part of “Cry”) while vibrating with its own giddy frequency. A sort of mini-epic about emotional self-empowerment, “Cry Pt. II” moves from a whisper to a roar and sets the template for the rest of the album: a mix of classic pop melodicism, technical guitar work, snotty punk attitude, and baroque (in both the 1960s and 1600s sense) arrangements.

All of this is held together by Seggerman’s voice and lyrics, both of which move between the comically arch and the heartbreakingly plainspoken. Seggerman is, refreshingly, the kind of vocalist who knows how to sing but understands that sometimes you just need to fucking moan to get the point across. She is supported by a cast of consummate musicians: Sam Frederick on guitar, Nicky Steves on synthesizers, and Matthew Sandstedt on bass. Not to mention, the entire band sings (or shouts) in angelic harmony throughout much of the album.

Post-Trash raves, "Lunch Duchess’ debut is not only one of the year’s most clever albums, but it’s one of 2019’s best."



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