CY BARKLEY AND THE WAY OUTSIDERS: Mutability: LP

This record was a pleasant surprise this month. The bright, cubist cover made me feel like there was going to be some fun tracks on this record. Right off the bat, this is a party record. The opening track, “Violation,” has an angular post-punk feel to it; think Jay Reatard meets Pylon. The rest of the record doesn’t let up and gets really spazzy and nervous-sounding. These guys have a sound that I bet sounds even better live and, judging by the photo inside, this is a band you want to drink beers with. So let’s recap: You’re going to have a party, you’re going to play Mutability, and everyone is going to dance their ass off. 

 –Ryan Nichols (Southpaw, southpaw-records.com)