Edie Sedgwick Her Love is Real…But She is Not

Edie Sedgwick Her Love is Real…But She is Not
Don’t let the make-up, frock, bad wig, pilfered celebrity name and kitschy song titles fool you — Edie Sedgwick is not some substandard brand of novelty art-rock. In fact, as difficult as it is to believe, Edie is hardly novelty whatsoever. Named after Andy Warhol’s tragically short-lived companion, this project is the work of one cross-dressing Justin Moyer, a member of the Dischord bands Antelope and El Guapo. Though far from the same nature as his other bands, Her Love is Real…But She is Not is some truly stirring and fascinating electro pop with a fiery punk fervour. Looking to give the world "the substantial song about the substance-less celebrity,” Edie has compiled an album full of odes to movie stars, complete with both biting and hilarious wordplay. Backed by either funk-filled rock drums or a synthesised programmed beat, Edie’s plan of action is both substance and style. He rips apart Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon and Charlton Heston for meddling with politics, while shooting for the theatre of the absurd by focusing on Christian Slater and his "Happy Harry Hard-on” persona and scorning Molly Ringwald for being so pretty in pink. While his appearance and the celebrity-baiting lyrics are certain to steal the attention, Edie’s music-making skills should not be overlooked. Behind the mascara are some wonderfully danceable punk-filled bombs that could be the hit of any Hollywood party. He should likely check the guest list before attending any though. (DeSoto)