E.D. Sedgwick We Wear White

E.D. SedgwickWe Wear White
The visionary artist known as E.D. Sedgwick (formerly "Edie"), aka Justin Moyer, shed more than just the last two letters of her moniker for 11-track album We Wear White, an amalgamation of lo-fi garage punk and elements of funk. Claiming to be the transgendered reincarnation of Andy Warhol's muse, who rose to fame making music about celebrities, the gimmick was dropped in favour of a strong go at a release that demonstrates musical strength while possessing a tremendous amount of energy. The fun grooves, witty lyrics and DIY aesthetic from former releases (2008's Things are Getting Sinister and Sinisterer) are still apparent, and the backing band include baritone secondary vocalist JosaFeen Wells. First track "Dirty" blasts in with a heavy bass drum and rhythm guitar. It all changes halfway through with "It Wasn't Me," the catchiest song of the record, which takes Shaggy's 2001 single of the same name, drops a reference to Wu-Tang Clan's infamous "Cash rules everything around me" motto and makes love to it all with a steady rhythm, driving guitar and Wells's velvet voice. It's a little late in the year, but We Wear White is nonetheless a strong contender as most fun album of 2012. (Dischord)