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Song of the Day: 11/24/11

I hope those celebrating Thanksgiving have had a great one so far. Here’s a quick song of the day/ for ya…


This one comes from The Jonbenet, a band out of Texas that I discovered back in college, circa 2005. This track, Behold, The White Whore, comes from their debut album, The Plot Thickens. It is honestly on a different level, and being 6 years old now, I feel that it was ahead of its time. It could easily fit into todays hardcore-punk culture.


When I first found them, I was fumbling through MySpace (Ahhh, nostalgia) pages and was intrigued by the name, so of course I clicked. I wasn’t really into anything this out there at the time, so this really took me off guard, but SOMETHING grabbed me and within a few listens through I was completely hooked. Everything about this album was refreshing to me. Everything was raw and real, and unlike anything I had heard before. I can probably attribute my soft spot for noisy, experimental punk to my first experiences with The Jonbenet, and for that I am truly thankful to have been able to enjoy their short period of existence.


Their second album, Ugly/Heartless, came out in 2006. It was recorded live in 2 weeks, and it was an incredible piece of art. After that, the band put a few more songs, including the short Substances EP that was released in 2009. But the band officially ended shortly thereafter and nothing new is on the horizon. Quite unfortunate…


Check out the video todays Song of the Day; Behold, The White Whore by The Jonbenet.


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