ANTIQUE CURTAINS: Dressed in Vertigo: CD

Another band that ain’t afraid to think outside the box. These guys marry Wire-like art punk, vocals that alternate between channeling psychosis and recalling David Thomas at his most falsetto, skronk, and punk to surfy guitar to come up with a consistently interesting listen. While one wishes the person who produced the proceeding was a wee bit more conscious of the dynamics in the band’s tunes—sad to say, but sometimes oodles of reverb is too much of a good thing—the songs manage to be singular enough to stand on their own.

 –jimmy (www.myspace.com/okstarsrecords)