The punk bitches of Le Tigre, the electro-punk bitches of Ladytron, and however it pleases you to refer to M.I.A. will all be working on Christina Aguilera’s upcoming Bionic album. As a longtime lover of riot grrrls and a longtime hater of ham-fisted sexiness, you’d think this would set off alarm bells. But Le Tigre’s Joanna Fateman puts our mind at ease:
While the giant sound of her stacked vocals and the pop sheen she lends to the tracks might seem at odds with Le Tigre’s aesthetic roots, it really works. The songs have a lot of elements we’re known for, like a garage guitar sound, schoolyard chants, new wave-y synths, electro beats, and somehow it all sounds crazily right with Christina’s unbelievable voice.
Thanks, Stereogum! I can see that being true. Fun music that sounds like it was recorded inside of a steel can + yelling + neon colors + Christina Aguilera’s whole "garbage" image might really work.