artist: Miss Geo & The Metrics
genre: indie pop, electronic
album: The Story
Snake Soiree :: Hooked :: The Story
2009’s The Story by Miss Geo & The Metrics is DIY done right. Eight (8) long months of recording in basements and, apparently, warehouses has produced an indie-pop album that holds its own against any of the overly compressed/pathologically polished drones force fed to the masses by corporate radio…that’s a good thing, in case you were wondering :-). The indie-pop hooks in songs like “Snake Soiree” (my personal fav) are catchy but not campy as Abby Gutierrez’s (aka Miss Geo) vocals create an element of warmth that surrounds imaginative lyrics sprung from a fertile mind. The opening guitar riff in “Hooked” waxes a bit Depeche Mode-ish but from there the track takes on a life very much it’s own. All in all, debut or not, Miss Geo and her merry maidens have put forth a strong showing with this disc and the word on their street is that they are back in the studio recording a follow up. We’re not sure exactly when it’s scheduled to drop but we expect/hope it will before 2010 is in the history books.