[Words and Lead Photos by Andrew Parks; Additional Photos by Aaron Richter]
Their Set in a Few Sentences: Remember when Karen O used to bait rock critics with regurgitated beer and a wicked banshee wail? Duchess Says singer Annie-Claude DeschÃªnes takes that fuck-all attitude to its next logical extreme by running at us, not with us. And since her backing band reminds self-titled of the dearly-missed nutcases in Les Georges Leningrad, the music itself is worth making an ass of yourself to (i.e. screaming and slam-dancing like it’s 19-99).
And a Letter Grade: A