Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sex With Strangers rehearsing for SXSW

Sex With Strangers will be performing at this year's SXSW in Austin Texas.  They are also on the verge of releasing their brand new album, Frontier Justice.    So, even while the inimitable Hatch Benedict is away from Vancouver, the rest of Sex With Strangers got together today to teach new keyboard player Luna their songs.    Below is a quick clip of them learning We Want the Fire - no lead vocals or vocoder today unfortunately.

Hear the original track and remixes on their We Want the Fire EP (BE10009)  We Want the Fire [Night Versions]

Monday, February 21, 2011

Ingrid Schroeder releases her new album: Love Runs Faster

Though not officially a member of the Boutique Empire family, Ingrid Schroeder is a long time friend. We'd like to help announce the release of her new album, Love Runs Faster. A lovely down-tempo album filled with beautiful songs and an even more beautiful voice, Love Runs Faster offers ten brilliant songs that evoke the best of mid nineties trip hop and chillout. Her lyrics can be both poignant and cutting, but the delivery is pure silk.

Please have a listen at her site: Ingrid Schroeder or download from iTunes iTunes

Saturday, February 19, 2011

80's Camera's vs Guilty About Girls

Mr Birch, of Guilty About Girls fame, located a very old, but still functioning VHS camera dating back to the mid eighties. With only the desire to experiment, he brought it to the studio where he and Mark attempted to use it. The following is the result of those efforts.

Guilty About Girls - Polygraph

Directed by J Birch, Edited by M Henning

Download the song from:
or iTunes

Friday, February 18, 2011

Guilty About Girls recording new songs

Guilty About Girls were joined by Lucas Poth (drummer on original EP1 recordings) today as they were in the studio recording new songs for their next release.

Jordy Birch on cowbell.

Guilty About Girls - in the studio from Boutique Empire on Vimeo.

Monday, February 7, 2011

CHARTAttack Review of The Very Best of...

Guilty About Girls — The Very Best Of

Music Review
Guilty About Girls' The Very Best Of
Jordy Birch's nine lives continue with the emergence of Guilty About Girls, his latest musical project. Birch broke out in the '90s with Vancouver outfit Pure, who had some moderate success with singles like "Anna Is A Speed Freak" and "Chocolate Bar." But the singer is probably best known post-millennially for his solo single "Moola Moola" and its tongue-in-cheek video which stormed up the MuchMusic charts back in 2002.

Nine years later, Birch and co-conspirator Mark Henning have scored yet another hit with GAB's first single "Candy Candy," a catchy pop-rock number which sounds little like any of Birch's previous work. Instead, all seven tracks on the duo's debut owe a debt to '80s synth-rock bands like New Order, whose slinky guitar lines are liberally cribbed on tracks like "Easy Satisfaction."

But Guilty About Girls' more obvious influences don't get in the way of what is really a collection of fantastically catchy tunes. Birch has once again proven he's one of the best and most underrated pop songwriters around.
Get it from The Very Best of... - Guilty About Girls

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sex With Strangers play The Cobalt Feb 5th

Sex With Strangers perform songs off their upcoming fourth album "Frontier Justice" this Saturday at The Cobalt.  Opening for Topless Gay Love Tekno Party with Panther and the Supafly Band opening.

The Cobalt - 917Main St Vancouver.

Robert Edmonds poster design.

Guilty About Girls plays First show of 2011

This Thursday - Feb 3rd - Guilty About Girls joins Ryan Dahle at Venue here in Vancovuer with openers Red Vienna.

 Doors at 8PM
Red Vienna at 9PM
Guilty About Girls at 10PM
Ryan Dahle at 11PM

Venue is 881 Granville St, Vancouver.