I am thankful for this song:
Aren't they amazing? I had the good fortune to see the reunion tour earlier this year and it was just so fun. Ellen and I were talking about how we wish there were more old ladies in rock. It was startling(ly awesome) to see several older women, clearly having a blast in each other's company, creating and recreating the fascinating noise that is only possible through their unique combination of talents. There is nothing generic about this band; everyone in it is in the Raincoats and not just in a band.
"But older women in rock aren't that rare," you say. Yes, you're right. But groups of them are. This is the difference between the Raincoats, as a group of women, and someone like Kim Gordon, who is also super fucking awesome but usually the lone woman on stage. This makes her rather formidable, I think. Most of the time, I want women to be equipped with intimidation factor, and Ms. Gordon has it in abundance. But the Raincoats make me think of wanting to hang with my girls forever.
Somewhere in there, I think, is the purpose of mindtroll is (we're not all girls but y'know). I definitely do not want to compare us sound-wise to this beautiful group, but I want to draw the parallel that we are four people who are really into being friends and creating noise. And if I am going to live and make music, that is the music I want to make. If it's crafted with genuineness and love, what it sounds like is almost irrelevant.