MidPointMusic: great presentation with @topicdesign at the AMA luncheon Friday. enjoyed the folks we met and learned much!
Mrs Danvers is a real rarity: an all-female band who makes unashamedly catchy, genre-bending dance/rock. Borrowing their moniker from Hitchcock’s sinister maid in Rebecca, Mrs Danvers ‘ sound is dance-y and melodic, and reflects the varied influences and trained musicianship of its members. They count Elvis Costello, The Beatles, Metric, Meshell Ndegeocello, Django Reinhardt, Of Montreal, and Cake as prime influences.
Having formed a year ago, Mrs Danvers has already built a cult following in Boston, headlined at the Boston Dyke March, opened for The Cliks at the Middle East Downstairs, shared their music beyond Boston in Brooklyn and Martha’s Vineyard, and began a college tour, playing at Harvard, Emerson, Wellesley, and Simmons Colleges. Their music and following has earned them buzz from blogs and publications such as The Weekly Dig, TeaParty | boston, Boston Band Crush, Cheap Thrills Boston, Bay Windows and Metro. Mer+ge clothing, a t-shirt company which specializes in graphic tees with a message, responded to the band's empowering music and diverse lineup, and sponsored the band.
In the fall of 2009, Mrs Danvers released their debut EP, “WHAT DID I DO” The EP, which was recorded by LA-based producer, Drew English, features the title track, a dark disco-pop anthem as well as fan favorites "Trophy Fuck" and "Wicked One." The CD is available for purchase at Mrs Danvers shows and digitally on iTunes and other online retailers.