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Political Dance: Them Are Us Too – “Floor”

  • July 1, 2018
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Political Dance:  Them Are Us Too – “Floor”

Them Are Us Too



Coming from SF, Them Are Us Too are definitely one of the most interesting bands out now.  Made up by kennedy ashlyn and cash askew, Them Are Us Too would not be out of place sound-wise with great 80’s Goth bands like Heaven 17 and Scritti Politti.  As their bio states so succinctly:

We are fragile, life is futile.
We make densely textural music, immersing ourselves in the creation of a visceral, resonant, physical/psychic/emotional phenomenon. We revel in futility; we become euphoric body/sound.
In this pursuit we find that we can subvert, to some degree, confines of time and structured narrative, embodiment and physical space.
As queer femmes, we emphasize engaging with other women/queer/trans artists, spaces and communities in our work. We do not tolerate oppressive ideologies and behaviors (including but not limited to misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia and ableism) at our shows or in our collaborators.
Kennedy uses they/them/theirs pronouns, Cash uses they/them/theirs and she/her/hers.

Their sound is one that can get us all together.  Their no tolerance for hate makes this band worthwhile and very important.  Their music is intensely personal and beautiful.  Dance music to think by.

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