“Ice Cream” (by Big Gold Belt)
Born in the winter of 2008 when Xstina won a, well, big gold belt at a Williamsburg dance contest, BGB fuses Hot97 circa 1987 with cool-as-ice art-rock. Enlisting her boyfriend Luke Wyatt who’s Vernon Reid-ish prog guitar centers BGB in the studio and as much as his post-Miami Vice video editing shape the duo’s stunning live performances – Xstina’s produced a 12” that’s equal parts TLC, BBD, and ELO. Songs like “Wait” and “Ice Cream” sound like early Madonna – not in the lame way that lazy rock critics mistakenly think Lady Gaga sounds like early Madonna, but in the fucked-up way that Sonic Youth’s forgotten “Ciccone Youth” masterpiece sounds like early Madonna.
Ice Cream by Big Gold Belt is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.