Poe. Her music is a bit of rock, some electronic elements, and, especially with the second album, a bit of spookyness thrown into the mix.
Angry Johnny was the first song from Poe that caught my ears. It's a good song with an obvious gimmick. The lyrics talk about wanting to kill a guy named Johnny. The gimmick comes in when she says, "i wanna blow you" then pauses before saying "away." The obvious blowjob implication, followed by lyrics explaining where and how she wants to do it, make the whole song an elaborate sexual implication without going too far and making it corny.
Hello would have to be favorite song off of the first album. It references the internet and "cyberspace" as well as a hacker group named MOD (Masters of Deception.)
Her second album, Haunted, was released in conjunction with her brother Mark Z. Danielewski's book House of Leaves. There is a remix of the song Hey Pretty has just the chorus of the original song with the main content being a passage read from House of Leaves; the most memorable section for me being:
Pinch it, she said, which i did, lightly, until she also said pull it,
Which i also did, gently parting the teeth, one at a time, down under
And beneath, the longest unzipping of my life..
Control is another awesome song off of the second album. It talks about slowly taking control from and gaining power over someone who's exerted control over you.
Take a listen and tell me what you think. If you're already a Poe fan, what's your favorite song(s)?
Hey Pretty (Drive-by 2001 mix Live)