MP3 The Na-Na's - self-titled
female fronted indie pop folk rock, new orleans, LA. Total Riot Records
8 MP3 Songs in this album (30:31) !
Related styles: Pop: Synth Pop, Rock: Folk Rock, Mood: Party Music
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A biography? But, of course!
See, The Na-Na’s all began one bleak and dreary night - ‘twas the second of May, two-thousand plus eight years after Christ - in Thibodaux, La. A friendly, albeit fiery little band from New Orleans decided to carry themselves, feet in hand, down to the swamps to play a once-in-a-lifetime kind of music spectacular. This little troupe called themselves Friends of Fire. This swampy, small-town Last Call extravaganza, of which our troupe would be a part, included a plethora of acts, but most important to our story - the country-bumpkin, cotton-pickin’ wonder of wonders - the Light Up District.
Now in and of, between and ‘round these two ensembles, there existed a pair of lovers yet to be lovin’, two hens yet to be peckin’, two ducklings yet to be duckin’. These two are, of course, the protagonists, the heroes, the superstars of our story. From the swamps and suburbs and extraordinary mediocrity of Houma, Louisiana, from the phenomenal beginnings of Light Up District, hails our heroine, in all her glory, the talented Miss Lauren LeBoeuf Avet. And in our other corner, of said troupe Friends of Fire, we find our hero, the brilliant Mister John Victor Thompson. And this pair, in all of their potential and charisma, played this one night probably close to the very most decently they could play… a show of great importance. Not because it was a good show by any means, but because it was this very show that brought these two together - for one night. And they would not see each other again for quite some time.
A very many random, whimsical, meaningless Myspace comments, hits, plays, views, as well as Facebook pokes, likes, updates and fans later, nearly two years had passed since John and Lauren had seen one another in the flesh, face-to-face, in real space and time. In the meantime, the two, separated by land, highway, swamp, water, time and life, had individually changed and grown, lived and learned, fought and lost, fought and won, achieved and failed, raised hell and found peace, made music, made love, made children, made choices, and came to a place where finding one another would prove, at last - at long last - to be quite ideal indeed. And so they did.
Sometime in early February of the year two-thousand plus ten, for the first time, they made music together. And magic happened. They decided to give that magic a happy little name. A name that could indicate cheerfulness and fulfillment, but not an overstatement, nay… to say too much in a name - that would not do. This name would be simple. Quirky, but purposeful. Silly, but resolute. And so they were… The Na-Na’s.
This daft duet of meek and unassuming raw talent is hard at work these many months since its first encounter. They are creating, exploring, experimenting, experiencing, alliterating, abbreviating, hyperventilating, but most importantly - they’re making some incredible sounds for you - our audience, our captive listeners, our friends and loved ones, for God, and most importantly, for themselves to enjoy. Because if they cannot take pleasure and delight in hearing the fruits of their labor of love, why should they expect anyone else to? They should not, and they will not. Therefore, I bid you have patience, and when they call, answer graciously. For what they hold in store will be well-worth your time and your wait.