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The Ballet: Mattachine
by Letizia Rossi
on 21 September 2006
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I just got my copy of Mattachine, the debut CD from The Ballet. The handmade package features a simple triangular pattern printed on the disk, erotic drawings printed on a sheet of paper from a legal pad, and the liner notes suggest a very literal stemming of the rose from the attached pin.

Self-proclaimed "Sissy-pop," The Ballet's debut CD features members of The Aislers Set, Voxtrot and The Baskervilles. Recalling Holiday-era Magnetic Fields, The Hidden Cameras, Belle and Sebastian and The Smiths, their formula of "4 queers, 3 chords and 100 melodies" has us hooked.

The limited run of 200 is already sold out, but try pre-ordering directly from The Ballet and check out their a MySpace page to hear works-in-progress.

Catch The Ballet live:
Friday, 22 September 2006
The Cake Shop
152 Ludlow Street
New York City

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