In the last five years, Sydney Maresca and Anne Harris have grown from a duo who plays the ukulele, glockenspiel, Casio and tambourine to a five-piece band who sing rockin tunes about gay boyfriends, crushes on Hassidic Jews and other taboo subjects.
The girls, who perform in everything from janitor outfits to billowy prom dresses and neck braces, say their hit Gay Boyfriend was based on personal experiences, and lead singer Harris admits, I still dated a 22-year-old ballerino afterwards.
Another taboo-busting tune is Always, which may be the first pop song about what Maresca refers to as perioding your pants.
Some of the lyrics include lines like, In a Shakespeare costume, in a brand new swimsuit/ First day of school through four layers of clothes/ Supervising a birthday party on a carousel/ In white jean shorts everything shows.
Maresca notes, Its sung in a very sexy voice.
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