Single And A Pint pairs a new song/video with a new beer that’s just come out.
Brody is back! Actually, she never really went anywhere. The lead singer of the Distillers has had her hands in a variety of projects, both musically and in life. After having two children with her husband Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Brody Dalle is bringing her solo material to light. Her full-length solo record, Diploid Love comes out later this month, and the first tracks off it kill.
The video for “Meet The Foetus/Oh The Joy” is pretty crazy. The first half is an animated trip around the planet lead by a baby riding a glowing green dragon that brings pages of Japanese anime to life. The drum beats resonate like a furious bang on a galvanized trash can. The second half snaps back to a live-action show of Dalle and Shirley Manson on stage, in a JOYful chorus with an echo that repeats in the song and also in the listener’s brain. The two women’s voices are a perfect combo, and harken back to some of my favorite musical moments from the mid-90s.
I picked Otter Creek’s Fresh Slice IPA to go with this song. It’s got the Belgian sweetness that draws you in, but the finish has plenty of bitterness from Cascade, Citra, and Apollo hops. Like this record. It has a lot of pop elements that seem to be far more polished from the snarling days of the Distillers. However, there is definitely the strong foundation of punk rock ethos behind every chord and lyric.
Note: you can stream the whole record for free on The Guardian! Check it out!