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MP3 The Steamy Bohemians - Technicolor Radio

Comedy Rock as you''ve never heard it before: a sonic fantasia of edgy comedy, hooky smart pop, low and high humor, witty electro rock, skewed musical theatre, sexy tomfoolery, and irreverently unpredictable bewildering delights.

16 MP3 Songs
SPOKEN WORD: Comedy, POP: with Electronic Production

The Steamy Bohemians - sexy smart purveyors of edgy irreverent comedy and hooky smart pop - are releasing their hotly awaited debut album entitled "Technicolor Radio."

"The Steamy Bohemians not only take every pee-pee cah-cah joke and hand it back to nitwits still amazed by predictable crotch humor, but they make them like it so much that the nitwits then go home and masturbate. Feminism and fun? We used to have to keep that shit secret."
- Barry Crimmins (legendary brilliant political satirist, activist, and stand-up comedian)


With comparisons to Tenacious D, The Smothers Brothers, Schoolhouse Rock, 70’s Saturday Night Live, and the Muppets (burlesque Muppets, that is), it’s no wonder The Steamy Bohemians are making people urinate themselves with laughter.

The Steamy Bohemians – Niki Luparelli (brilliant riotous comedian, skilled coloratura soprano, hand percussionist) and Lainey Schulbaum (multi-instrumentalist, sharp acerbic comedian, full lyric soprano) - are a libertine, femme-comedy, art-pop duo act. Part of their act is bawdy, artful chaos humor set to original and infectious pop-style music. The other part is comic banter, a mix of structure and ad libbing, with roots in the traditional stand-up comedy duo acts of classic vaudeville (i.e. Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Martin and Lewis) and upgrowth into modern irreverent spontaneity.

Their wit combines highbrow ironic parody with lowbrow filth. With one foot in their classical musical training as wide-range sopranos and the other in the brutal teeth-cutting of years of experience in more conventional stand-up comedy, Lainey and Niki alarm and delight audiences by delivering their cleverly crass lyrics with skilled operatic voices. With these elements, they create the high-art, lowbrow sensibility of the Steamy Bohemians. Live on stage, they alternate between freewheeling nothing-is-sacred tag team comedy and sweetly harmonized songs. In the recording studio, they take their irreverent vision to hyper dimensional extremes.


Written and composed by Lainey and Niki of the Steamy Bohemians and produced by Boston-based genius producer, composer, and performer Scott Dakota (Valhalla Kittens, The Moors) and Steamy Lainey Schulbaum, "Technicolor Radio" is a sonic fantasia of edgy comedy, hooky smart pop, low and high humor, witty electro rock, skewed musical theatre, sexy tomfoolery, and irreverently unpredictable bewildering delights. Underground DIY rebel mindset brought to slick lush big production standards, it''s a concept album gone somehow quite awry, yet somehow just right. Tour de whimsy.

Because the wild magic of their live show can''t be properly lassoed into a studio-recorded medium, the Steamies instead set out in the studio to translate their chaotic sensibility into a document both highly crafted and playfully anarchic, even using the production choices themselves as a part of their exploratory commentary.

Structured like a live show, the album is designed with flow in mind. Unlike most contemporary albums that put the best two songs first, the Steamies have the ballsy confidence to start with an orchestral overture interpolating the melodic themes from each song on the album, at times twenty vocals deep - evoking simultaneously Queen and Le Mystere de Vox Bulgare - but save the sing-along singles for the climactic one-two-three punch at the end of the album. At every turn, just as you think you have them pegged, they leap from dirty folk ditty to lilith electro pop to tilted radio commercial parodies to stalker-sung 80''s power ballad. Wry political commentary and catchy sugar pop coexist side by side, as the Steamies lead you a la Willy Wonka through their chocolately music comedy factory.


In an act of sheer will, the Steamies are resurrecting and re-fashioning the lost art of the vaudeville show for a new generation. Their feature variety live show "Jerkus Circus" is a whirlwind romp incorporating cream of the crop comedians, original unique rock acts, burlesque troupes, belly dancing, artsy theater, and unpredictable entertaining weirdness. They book and host the show and perform short sets throughout the night, channeling pandemonium in their improvised repartee and the spirit of rock and roll with their original music. Ever growing devoted fan bases have been packing their shows and spreading the Steamy word. Each month''s show is themed (some recent themes: "Poore Steamies'' Faire" (renfaire show), "Camp Steamy" (summer camp show), "Marooned with the Steamies" (pirate show), "Potluck Madness" (4/20 show), "Don''t Tell the Government" (conspiracy show) ) around which the Steamies write new material, including "Storytime," a multi-media segment about their misadventures between shows. Audience members are encouraged to participate in each month''s theme via a reduced cover offered to those who come in costume.

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