These girls put the “O” in country!
Brooklyn’s sauciest country comedy crooners, the music duo Reformed Whores, will tell jokes and sing risque tunes at a pair of upcoming shows on Feb. 14 and 15. The droll dames from Dixie will play songs about sex and bad romance at “The Rejection Show’s Heartbreak Haven” at Littlefield on Valentine’s Day, and then host a music video-release party at Union Hall on Feb. 15 for their new song “Eating Out.”
“You can guess what that one’s about,” said Marie Anderson, a Fort Greene resident who sings and plays ukulele for Reformed Whores.
The night will also offer a sneak peek at the band’s upcoming second album “Don’t Beat Around the Bush,” subtitled “Songs that Hit the Spot.” At the release party, the pair will preview some of the new songs, including “Hump-A-Lot Bear,” “Willy for a Day,” and “Whorny.”
Anderson, a Nashville native, and bandmate Katy Frame, who hails from Maryland and now lives in Greenpoint, met five years ago at a mutual friend’s birthday party in New York City. The then-aspiring actresses decided to form a band after learning of their shared musical interests, said Anderson.
“Katy said, ‘I play the accordion,’ and I said, ‘I play the ukulele,’ and we said, ‘Let’s start a band!’ ” Anderson recalled.
The girls, who were inspired in equal part by country legend Dolly Parton and Jack Black’s rock-comedy project Tenacious D, did not set out to start a comedy band, but found it was more fun to roast their love lives than mourn them, according to Frame.
“We really fell into the comedy music thing ass-backwards,” she said. “We were inspired by our pathetic love lives, and when we started writing about those things, we found it was more fun to make them funny than traumatic and sad.”
The Dixie duo’s on-stage antics include bouts of witty banter between songs, in homage to classic country acts like Parton and June Carter Cash, said Anderson.
“We just loved kind of the parallel between country music and comedy,” said the girl from Nashville. “Country artists are known for having great stage banter, so we’re always telling jokes between songs.”
Reformed Whores play at the Rejection Show Valentine Day’s Heartbreak Heaven at Littlefield 622 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.littl
Video release party at Union Hall [702 Union St. between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Park Slope, www.union
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