Grim Musical Fairytales
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Operating under his band-pen name, “The Gothic Archies,” singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt released a compilation of theme songs called "The Tragic Treasury," one written for each of the 13 volumes of Lemony Snicket's "Series of Unfortunate Events" book series, plus a depressingly upbeat band theme song as well. It’s a bunch of crafty new music/Gothic pop songs, featuring author Lemony Snicket on accordion, and we’ll sample a few on this edition of New Sounds. Extra points if you can match these gloomy and hilarious ditties to the corresponding books without looking. And as always, much more.