Daily Yinz – Bonnie and the Mere Mortals – Curses

Bonnie and the Mere Mortals synthesize the disparate sounds of honky-tonk country, industrial, and goth into a witchy brew, the latest spoonful of which is their single, “Curses.”

The track, a menacing hoedown carried by snarled acoustic guitar and cannon shot drums, sees frontwoman Bonnie Ramone pile hex after hex onto some varmint who done her wrong. Somehow, it’s even more scathing to hear Ramone spit, “I pray your socks fall down into your boots,” and “I hope you get left without a tune,” than it would be for her to wish death or illness on this person; like the litany of taunts laid down by Chance the Rapper on Action Bronson’s “Baby Blue,” the everydayness of the maladies are what give them their cutting edge. “Curses” is what you would get if Seether’s “Country Song” were a bit more, well, country, slightly more vengeful, and a lot more Halloweeny.

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