DUCHESS SAYS: Noviciat Mere-Perruche: CD

Aggressive, non-sappy new wave, not unlike a band like Polysics in a bummer mood. Three originals and a Six Finger Satellite cover is what you get for your buck. The coolest kids will be shaking their shimmy to “Black Flag” this summer, if they know what’s good for ’em.

 –jimmy (www.duchesssays.com)