TRACK PREMIERE: EARTH GIRL HELEN BROWN “CHAINS OF LOVE”
Last time we visited Earth Girl Helen Brown, she was writing about war with her Mars EP—part of her musical tour through the solar system—and now she’s back to tackle love with this Venus EP and this song “Chains Of Love,” which has a little Dolly Parton, a little Patti Smith, a little sha-la-la girl-group L-U-V and of course some of the Raincoats righteousness she had last time, too. That naturally adds up to a real-deal heartbreaker of a song, something with just as much power and tragedy and hope as her last EP. But if that one was about inhumanity, this one is about humanity … which doesn’t mean it has to sound any happier. Still—it’s lovely just the same, isn’t it? Venus will be out on cassette on Valentine’s Day—of course!—and the Earth Girl Helen Brown Center for Planetary Intelligence (E.G.H.B.C.P.F.I.) will present Earth Girl Helen Brown backed by the Alpha Emitters for a cosmic extravaganza at the Griffin Tavern on Sat., Jan. 20! Flyer below!