CASY AND BRIAN: Catbees: CD

Casy and Brian are a drums-and-keyboards duo making atonal dance music about anthropomorphic animals. Now, there’s a sentence I never could have anticipated writing. It’s hard not to make a Mates Of State comparison when you know their set-up, but from just hearing them, it’d never cross your mind. Casy and Brian are loud, abrasive, and owe more to hardcore than traditional dance pop, with screeching vocals and staccato, jerky drumbeats. The duo is clearly set on hosting, via CD, a crazy, good-times dance party in your living room. I admire their pluck, even if I’m not particularly swayed to join in. –Sarah Shay

 –guest (Pish Posh Of North America)