OH YEAH! FUCKING WITH MARTIAN FREAKS
El freak folk o como le queráis llamar de Helen Brown, el nuevo fichaje de Forest Family nos ha dejado de piedra. “Story of an Earth Girl” ha sido producido por Sonny Smith de “Sonny & The Sunsets”. El videoclip del single que da nombre al EP ha sido animado por Ben Montero y Sophie McInerney. Ben Montero y sus animaciones de papel de colores son la materialización perfecta del mundo freak de Helen.
HELEN BROWN BY SONNY SMITH:“Helen Brown was born in Vancouver, Canada, but raised in an Athens, Georgia-based religious cult, and was blinded in one eye from a childhood baseball injury. As an adult, she dropped out of Evergreen and traveled the country for a while as a nomadic psychedelic folksinger, before forming her first band One Eyed Tramps. For years, she lived alone in a mountaintop in southern Alaska, where she befriended a Cherokee Shaman (later revealed as a fake) who encouraged her to pursue a frustrating academic career. Rampant drug use, frequent fainting on stage, and occasional self-inflicted knife wounds on stage led to more interest in her stage antics than her music. However, a few sides did emerge in the late ’90s (recording dates unknown), which feature a unique mix of country, girl group, R&B, and ghoulishness. Crude and amateurish at best, these recordings are appreciated for their sincerity and intensity of feeling.”
Ben Montero ha animado videos para “Sonny & The Sunsets”.