CocoRosie Channel Dr. Dre Through the Looking Glass in ‘After the Afterlife’
'Tales of a GrassWidow' track eerily apes "The Next Episode"
Bianca and Sierra Cassady will open up a massive music box of creep for their forthcoming fifth album as CocoRosie, titled Tales of a GrassWidow. In February we heard the beautifully bleak and beatbox-driven “Gravedigress,” which verged on operatic at times. Now we have a second song to consider: “After the Afterlife,” which finds the sisters cooing enigmatic poems about piles of ash and snails crawling toward perfume. The duo’s hip-hop influence once again shines through via the production — a thrusting, synth and piano-powered beat that at times bears a striking resemblance to Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode.” In fact, if you go to this exact moment and hit refresh every time the bar ends, you’ll get G-funk through the looking glass — quite possibly a direct translation of the Los Angeles rap classic shot down the rabbit hole and beamed into Alice’s mushroom-cap headphones.
CocoRosie, Tales of a GrassWidow track list:
1. “After the Afterlife”
2. “Tears for Animals”
3. “Child Bride”
4. “Broken Chariot”
5. “End of Time”
6. “Harmless Monster”
8. “Far Away”
9. “Roots of My Hair”