Omega Jarden performing “ITS LOVE”
at PS1 03/2010
Nobody has written up this new york beauty yet? Why Altered Zones is still letting them graze on the directionless currents of the internet ?
The instant I saw them (ok, just a girl) on Impose’s Whartscape 2010 photo coverage sometime ago, I knew they (she and her mates) are onto something. To be fair, I just hoped this super stylishly fucked up hipster girl would be my new muse or something. They called themselves Omega Jarden. And I bolted to their myspace http://www.myspace.com/avaomegajarden like a itchy hipster sleuth. They didn’t blow me away on the spot, but I felt more positve compared to my first visit to Gang Gang Dance’s myspace (Back then, I heard Vincent Gallo loves this band and guess I listened to tracks from Revival Of The Shittest). They surely have the potential to make a great album like Saint Dymphna someday and to draw the fashion populace from the much more clued-in like Chloe Sevigny to other shallow nyc trend hoppers, my acute music (business) acumen signals. Simply Look and Listen, if you don’t agree, that’s ok in its way.
I can picture their impending Sacred Bones or The Social Registry branding, liaisions with the fashion big names such as Opening Ceremony and Phillip Lim who seems already a friend of theirs, and frequent art world flirtations - they should have their footings in it, if not, how could they manage to play at PS1 without releasing a single single? No risk of them turning into a Cobra Snake farce like Telepathe did considering their overt artistic concerns. They ooze the defiant flamboyance of the subterranean new york clique which can be traced back in Downtown 81 – musically, they’re more compatible with Tuxedo Moon than No New York but reasonably, they appear to be friends with one on this side of now new york, Talk Normal. Above all else, this main girl possesses the sensual coolness of classy ny art punk ladies, namely, that of UT and Bush Tetras. Somehow reminds me of Pat Place, and you know, even if you knew she is gay, you still can’t help but have a beat on. Well, Omega Jarden is possibly an out-and-out artsy interracial gay/lesbo affiar (check their myspace and homepage), which makes them only cooler.
You can say they sound a bit like Zola Jesus.