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Three Fingers

The Rogers Sisters
Three Fingers
PF005
Released: 07-11-2004

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Tracklist:
  1. Freight Elevator
  2. 45 Prayers
  3. Fantasies Are Nice
  4. Secrets of Civilization
  5. Check Level
  6. Five Months
  7. You Won’t Believe It

Three Fingers is a record full of twitchy guitar lines, call-and-response vocals and swaggering beats, reminiscent of bands like ESG, the Bush Tetras, B-52s and the Slits. Yet songs like “Fantasies are Nice” and “Secrets of Civilization” – with its string accompaniment – are as pretty as they are snotty. But the basic raw materials remain blissfully unchanged, and The Rogers Sisters are clearly on their way to sharing the qualities that made their favourite artists unforgettable: soul, a sense of humour and a great beat.

The seven-track album (produced by Tim Barnes) does one helluva job of proving that The Rogers Sisters indeed aren’t just another hot NYC act – they are quite possibly the best band you’ll hear this year.

Three Fingers is a sonic leap forward for the group – a bigger, cleaner production that includes string and horn parts on some songs. But the basic raw materials remain blissfully unchanged, and The Rogers Sisters are clearly on the way to sharing the qualities that made their favourite artists unforgettable: soul, a sense of humour and a great beat.

The Rogers Sisters formed from the ashes of Ruby Falls in 1999 in the brimming indie rock scene of Brooklyn. The band’s provocative new wave/psychedelic mix was captured on the band's 2003 debut, Purely Evil. The album drew rave reviews and landed them support slots for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Har Mar Superstar, Liars and the Kills – as well as one off gigs with their heroes ESG, the Fall and Mission of Burma

"Listening to Three Fingers is like walking on one of those funhouse floors that keeps tipping underfoot: unpredictable, destabilizing an“d stupidly, terrifically enjoyable.” (Blender)

“The Rogers Sisters participate in a delicate dance when it comes to this issue. Putting them into one category is truly difficult. Are they punk, post-punk, electro-new wave or garage? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. This New York trio blends all of these styles together to make fun tracks.” (Better Propaganda)

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