Jul 24 2008

Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head – Glistening Pleasure

Published by at 11:55 pm under Alternative,Indie pop,MP3's

If you are looking to dance off the rest of the summer, I highly recommend you check out Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head. I’ve been actively following them since last summer when they played The Capital Hill Block Party in Seattle. Spoon rocked the two day festival, along with John Vanderslice, The Blue Scholars, Aesop Rock, and a few dozen more bands.¬† I went to their stage having no idea who they were, but NPSH quickly became my favorite performance there.

Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head’s music sounds like what a band with the name “Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head” would sound like. They are a synth-pop, quirky band out of Seattle who doesn’t take themselves seriously at all. They are absolutely ridiculous, and I love them for it.

NPHS just released their debut album Glistening Pleasure, which features a lot of their songs from their older Secret Crush EP. My personal favorites off the debut  include L.A. Noir, Mouth Full of Bones, Holding Hands in the Shower, Hush Hush, and Beard Lust.

The just out of high school band members of NPHS include Luke Smith, Shaun Libman, Claire England, David Price, and Liam Downey Jr. I laugh whenever I look at Shaun’s “band role” on their Myspace: “Vocal, maracas, shakers, tambourine, cowbell, claps.” The rest of their Myspace page is pretty entertaining too, you should visit it. The band is touring the US this summer so be sure to check if they are coming to your city.

Glistening Pleasure (2008):

Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head – L.A. Noir

Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head – Mouth Full of Bones

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2 Responses to “Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head – Glistening Pleasure”

  1. andar909on 10 Aug 2008 at 6:12 pm

    hi, andar here, i just read your post. i like very much. agree to you, sir.

  2. Anonymouson 13 Aug 2008 at 7:11 pm

    I love NPSH! Thanks for giving them some blog love. They’re awesome live, I’ve seen ’em twince! These songs will hold me over until I scrape together enough money to purchase the CD.

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