Baus, pronounced “Boss,” out of Oakland offers up their first release. It’s really hard to conform their sound to any one genre. They are a unique hybrid of noise, no-wave, post-punk, and funk. It’s got a quirky funk groove that really gets the hips moving without being cliché in the least. A foundation of bass bounces in step with funk-influenced drums. That’s layered atop with odd and anxious post-punk guitar and shrill and uneasy vocals from Mike. It’s punctuated by some pretty rad shrieks from Sierra. It’s not too often you find a band that sounds this unique; an oddity of sorts. Don’t hesitate to pick this up.
–Camylle Reynolds (Self-released, [email protected])