Celebration’s recently self-released album, Holy Paradise, is a fantastic record that displays a big growth spurt. The vinyl-only (pay-what-you-will for digital) disc blends their tribal high-brow goth rock with more overt pop turns. Lead vocalist Katrina Ford has tamed her inner David Yow-ling into softer, swirlier singing a la Bjork. Interestingly, the same Birthday Party-esque sounds found in past incarnations of the band (Jaks, Love Life) re-appear, but in slick Technicolor. But… dudes? Where’s the guitorgan? With Man Forever Duo and Turn to Crime.
Fri., April 22, 9 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 13, 2011