It’s easy to fall hard for the undeniable cuteness of Jena Malone or appreciate her for her part in Donnie Darko, one of my 2 favourite movies of all time (the other is Fight Club). Surprisingly, this quirky actress has a band too. I say “surprisingly” because it’s strange that it flew under my music fanatic’s radar. The indie pop outfit is called THE SHOE. On their website. it is beautifully described as “a musical friendship between Jena Malone and Lem Jay Ignacio.”
THE SHOE has released an EP called At Lem Jay’s Garage. The first track and video is entitled ‘Raccoon’. It’s a pretty slice of underground bizarre which matches their low-fi disposition of performing to small groups of people in hotel rooms and on rooftops.
You can buy At Lem Jay’s Garage from their website. There is also a free download of their ‘Raccoon’ mp3.