Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head plays idiotically bouncy disco-dance-pop that reminds me a lot of The Rapture at their least serious or at least a little of Black Kids without any of the “we’re the hottest shit around” pretension or hype that has accompanied everything that band touches. I’d bet money that Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head is made up of young hipster kids from New York City who (I can only assume) totally act and look the part. This is urban youth music that I bet kids breakdance to. But what’s with the horrendously terrible name? Easily one of the worst band names of all time. This is synth-driven hipster-dance-pop that is actually (for all the ridiculousness) pretty hard to ignore. Glistening Pleasure Catchy hook-laden songs, memorable synth lines, and rhythms that will keep you up all night.
Sweaty hipster kids drunkly dancing into the wee hours or the morning in some dimly lit club. But as good as this is within its genre, it still feels like tomorrow’s trash. I understand the buzz and can appreciate these tunes but I’m so far removed from the target audience for Glistening Pleasure that I can’t even pretend to understand this for more than it is. A song called “Beard Lust” does (however) make me proud to be rockin’ a sweet beard myself. Well done Mr. CYSTSFTS, well done.
MP3 | Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head – Me & Yr Daughter Glistening Pleasure
MP3 | Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head – Beard Lust Glistening Pleasure