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Startin' Something

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Startin' Something

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A MUSIC DUO THRILLED TO MIX BUSINESS AND PLEASURE

If being in a band with your significant other doesn't make apparent your commitment, matching tattoos should do the trick. The members of funk-infused hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction, Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White, started dating in 2006 (they got together after a series of chance encounters in Seattle's open-mic scene) and eventually took their relationship to the next logical step, getting Thriller tats in a drippingblood font on the inside of each of their left arms.

"We've always had a love for Michael Jackson in common," says Harris-White, "Thriller, to be specific. Everything about that album means a lot to us. There are a couple of key artists: Michael, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan. . That was the thing that really connected us- that we could talk about music."

They can certainly make it as well. The duo's put out six mixtapes since forming in 2008, but this month will see the release of their first proper studio album, awE naturalE. It's a melodic and thoughtful collection of songs that ranges from glitchy, dance-infused numbers to songs that are almost spoken word. …

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