Our musical society is still experiencing aftershocks from the massive quake that struck its core in the form of a devastating announcement from Jack and Meg White that after four years of silence, The White Stripes’ hiatus would graduate to an official split. The mourning process continues, and rightfully so, for we lost a giant, a pair of musicians who meant more to us than their handful of hits can ever measure, a band who reinvented and restored the raucous and irrational emotion that eluded Rock N’ Roll in the late ’90s.
However, as sad a time as this may be, we must take solace in the fact that the great ones possess miraculous powers of influence and it is for this reason that the spirit of The White Stripes, its soul, unrivaled energy, and self-expression has rubbed off on the next generation rock stars and can be experienced through the likes of Asbury Park’s own Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets.
I’ve said it before and will continue to stress that Tara Elliott and company is in the top tier of Rock N’ Roll acts to call the Jersey Shore Its home, and although the band’s self-titled EP doesn’t do the outfit’s live show justice, it’s still a sonic fireball capable of melting speakers.
Currently, the band is in the process of recording its debut full-length record, due out later this year, and were kind enough to share a riotous new track with us entitled “The Best Way To Get Over Someone Is To Get Under Somebody Else.”
At a show last month, Elliott prefaced this song with a story. “A friend of mine inspired me to write this next one,” expressed Elliott. “I was going through a tough time, hung up on an ex and he told me ‘The best way to get over someone is to get under somebody else.'”
“Mending a broken heart isn’t easy for anybody,” said Elliott in a later conversation, “we’re expected to just get over it quickly, somehow, right? Since there’s no manual handed out to us at birth on how to get over someone, I took it upon myself to write one.”
“I feel qualified to advise you on your love life,” Elliott continued jokingly, “being that I’m armed with a twisted sense of humor influenced by Woody Allen’s greatest film Love and Death. Accept the gift of laughter and…Get Under Somebody Else!”
On that note, I leave you with “The Best Way To Get Over Someone Is To Get Under Somebody Else,” a new song by Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets.
On February 18th at Asbury Lanes, Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets present Richard Barone EXPOSED! with Frankenstein 3000, and Clinical Trials. At this show Tara Elliott and the gang will be selling limited edition CDs with actual red velvet album covers. The record will include the four tracks from the band’s self-titled EP (#9 on SIMGE’s list of Top 12 EPs of 2010) plus two bonus tracks, “The Best Way To Get Over Someone Is To Get Under Somebody Else” and “You’re Not My Best Friend!” The records will cost a mere $8 and can ONLY be purchased at this upcoming performance. Come out and have a Red Velvet Shot with me, the band’s patented drink, AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSIC COMMUNITY!!!