“… you a Heather?” / “No, I’m a Veronica…”

My Heart Explodes

The_Veronicas_publicity-still-01The Veronicas: Lisa Origliasso and Jessica Origliasso

The Veronicas are an Australian pop duo from Brisbane, formed in 1999 by identical twin sisters Lisa Origliasso and Jessica Origliasso.The duo’s self-titled 3rd album was released on November 21, 2014, seven years after their 2nd album, Hook Me Up (2007). The new album not only reflects a change in labels, from Warner Bros. to Sony, but a change in their familiar pop/rock sound, drawing influences from “blues, trip-hop, rock and roll, grunge and rap.” The Veronicas is the sisters’ most mature release to date, and my favorite album of the week.

The Veronicas, I only recently just learned, take their name the movie Heathers (1988). Heathers, starring Christian Slater [doing his best Jack Nicholson impersonation] and Winona Ryder, is one of my (many) all-time favorite films, so I’m surprised that I didn’t make the connection…

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