COUP SAUVAGE AND THE SNIPS: “Sneaks” b/w “(Don’t Touch My) Hair”: 7”

This is a wacky one, from the flawless highlighter-pink-and-yellow jacket to the music itself, an offbeat pairing of old-school Motown and soul with programmed beats and synth lines. At its core, this D.C. ensemble is rooted in the spirit of ‘60s girl groups, but between the garage-fuzzed guitars, the glittery disco flair, and the smart, confrontational lyrics, there are a few dozen layers of additional weirdness. This record is really tailor-made for a certain DIY demographic that you either recognize or you don’t: dance party punks. I’m not one of them, but if I were, Coup Sauvage And The Snips would be ruling my world right now.

 –Indiana Laub (Paroxysm)