by Zolton in New Music on Tuesday 14 April 2009

Lexie Mountain Boys are another interesting act I got to check out at the Transmodern Festival. The five women who make up the group never sound the same twice, making a cappella, improvised, stomp-and-holler chants inspired by everything from Inuit throat-singing, Sacred Harp singing, to backwoods preachers speaking in tongues. For their performance this weekend, they dressed all in white and stood in front of a screen on which they projected a video of scary, clown-like faces with their eyes and mouths green-screened out.