Sunday, November 29, 2009
The Children's Hour
Josephine Foster and Andy Bar released this album, SOS JFK, as the Children's Hour back in 2003. The name comes from both the BBC's former hour devoted to kids' music, as well as a Lillian Hellman play-turned-movie about a boarding school girl who accuses two of her teachers of being lesbians. As such, these songs tend to skirt the line between soft, innocuous guitar pop and tongue-in-cheek naivete.
Josephine Foster's voice is beautiful in that post-Nico way, and over some light acoustic guitar it comes across more tenderly and gently than some of her more recent experimentalism. "Mary" is my favorite, but all are good.
The Children's Hour - "Mary"
The Children's Hour - "Anna"
The Children's Hour - "Special King"
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