They dwell within a dark legacy of classic American music; from the funeral jazz and Voodoo of New Orleans, to the haunting sounds of Delta blues murder ballads, to the noir-1920’s big band sounds of smoky Prohibition speakeasies. And yet, they inject America’s hallowed musical heritage with a surprising blend: gothic romance, Luciferian magick, macabre humor, and brash contemporary topics inspired by the candor of confessional poetry. They are witches, and like any magicians of their kind, they cast a spell. We listeners- thankfully – are their victims.
Interview Meikee Magnetic
Where were you born and where are you now?
We were born on an unholy mountain and cast down to walk the earth with the Lord of the Flies.
Tell us about your goth-soul Satanic Doo Wop project and how it was conceived:
Satan came to us in a dream.
Let’s go into the history of Alexandra and Zachary, how did you both meet and was there magic from the start?
We first met at the turn of the century in our last incarnation.
Introduce us to your band members and tell us their roles:
Aaron Orbit: Bass
Jeffrey Howell: Keys
Robin Ryder: Drums
And always a trumpet and baritone sax player
I think your intoxicating passion for live music is incredible. You embody the role of music artists the way it should be. How’s the reaction in Los Angeles been to your music and stage performance?
It depends how you feel about Witchcraft and doo-wop. Practitioners of the black arts rejoice, the uninitiated fear us.
Your track Girl Trouble features members of Dap-Kings (Amy Winehouse), what a perfect marriage of sound. How did that come to be?
With Satan’s blessings all is possible.
You recorded with Kevin Mills (Prince, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson), just amazing. What other heavy hitters are you working with?
None other than Baphomet, The Source of All.
What would you like to see more of in the music industry?
Where can people see you perform live?
The next performance is May 27th for the Play Like a Girl festival at the Echo and Echoplex.
I’ve always been a fan of your fashion, dark – rockNroll – witchy goodness. Where do you shop?
Thank you but we don’t shop— we steal.
What’s in your iPod?
What is an iPod?
What amazing Twin Trouble can we look forward to?
What does Dark Beauty mean to you?
There is no one more Dark and more Beautiful than Lilith.
Photo Credits Tamar Kasparian, Ammo, David Evanko, Harry Eelman and MINIVAN Photography