8 Songs, 31 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

Lovely, ethereal album.


It's a beautiful album with gorgeous vocals and stunning sound design. It really is something pretty. But, it sounds absolutely nothing like any of Two Ton Boa's other work. That's a very jarring right hand turn for me to take, especially since Parasiticide and Two Ton Boa are in my regular rotation. I have like six albums that go on every iPod, music library and storage that I use for music, and two of 'em are those two albums. So, it's been hard to not compare this album to the other two. If you do that, it's... not even really possible. The vocals are really light and airy and feel like a heavenly chorus, as opposed to the tortured, dark, driving vocals of the other two. The guitarwork is totally different. The structure of the songs feels different. The overall vibe and tone and mood and atmosphere is totally different. Scoring this album accurately is super hard to do, and I want to go with every single star score there is for totally different reasons.

I don't regret purchasing this album at all, because I'm glad I got to give money to this super rad musician.

About Two Ton Boa

Fronted by indie rock woman Sherry Fraser, Two Ton Boa hones their individual fetishes with mysterious lovelorn lyrics to craft a melodic musical sound similar to the likes of Sleater-Kinney. Originating from Olympia, WA, Two Ton Boa incorporates Fraser's lofty use of the oboe and English horn as well as playing the bass, piano, and organ. Joining her are drummer Dan Rieser and ex-Fitz of Depression bassist Brian Sparhawk; Rachel Carns and Radio Sloan also complete the rhythm section. Marcy Playground is a fan, for the band covered Two Ton Boa's "Comin' Up from Behind" for the Cruel Intentions soundtrack and scored a tiny hit with the aptly titled cut "Sherry Fraser" on their 1997 eponymous debut. Two Ton Boa captured their swooning swing arrangements and icy wordplay on their own self-titled debut in fall 1999, released on Kill Rock Stars. It was not until almost seven years later, however, that the band's follow-up -- and first full-length album -- Parasiticide, which saw production work from labelmate the Paper Chase's John Congleton, came out. ~ MacKenzie Wilson