Artist of the day: Permanent Makeup
Permanent Makeup started as something akin to an experimental art-punk project. “Instead of writing lyrics at first,” says singer-bassist Chris Nadeau, “we made up words and printed out ad copy to read and ask others to read. Our first few shows, we had different people read ad scripts over our music.”
As the group (which also includes James Bess on guitar and vocals and Susan Dickson on drums) evolved, they began to take themselves a little more seriously. Today the band has 15 songs, including a self-titled eight-song album available via Nadeau’s label, No Clear Records. Another session is available via the Bandcamp site for Grand National Championships; click here.
The group isn’t too different from Nadeau’s other band, Blast and the Detergents, though he says it’s “less abrasive. ... They are both in the same musical family — punk. Just different points on the spectrum. I don’t consider one a side band and one my main band — they are both just bands I’m in.”
You can check out Permanent Makeup at New Granada’s annual Xmas Night Extravaganza, Christmas night at New World Brewery in Tampa. The Holy Slow Train and Set and Setting are also on the bill. Tickets are $8. Click here.