Oct 16, 2008

...after listening to this all the way through, my Chloe Yurtz a bit as well. BEST SONG: “My Body-The Pistol” BEST SONG TITLE: “Velvet Barbed Wire” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: The first four songs reminded me of Penetration, the Lunachicks, SIN 34, Red Scare, the Cinch (infrequently) and Bikini Kill. Mostly of their shortcomings. The fifth song – “My Body-The Pistol” – was a complete about-face: Male vocals and a fuzzed-out robo-approach which either reminded me of PilgrimState or No Scene (i forget which). And the last song – “Parish Priest” – sounded like one of those weird, soft tunes somewhere between the “real” songs (such as they are) on Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow album: Echoey guitar and female murmuring sounding like it’s coming from somewhere down the hall whilst the listener sits crumpled in a heap in another room, wondering whether the floor is really made out of water or not and if the toilet is working again. If someone would care to explain the Portuguese punk rock aesthetic to me at this point, i’d be all ears.

 –norb (Elevator Music)