BRUISER QUEEN: Let’s Fall in Love all Over – Home Demos 2010-2015: CS

A compilation of demos from a St. Louis indie duo who draw from elements of surf, shoegaze, and grungy riot grrrl. At its best at least one song reminds me of early Dum Dum Girls. At its absolute worst it can come across as annoyingly incomplete: particularly the songs where it’s just guitar and vocals (which happen to be most of them). Demos are often a great way to see how a band’s sound has progressed and/or improved, but having no previous frame of reference for Bruiser Queen listening to this collection is a little torturous. 

 –Juan Espinosa (Certified PR)