GEISHA GIRLS: In the Monotone b/w Last Touch: 7”

I’m encouraging the shit out of this latest crop of art rock, post new wave rock’n’roll that borrows not only from the usual suspects (early, pre-disco Wire and Gang Of Four), but brings in kung fu lessons learned from clenched fists and tightened vocal chords, like the Middle Class (who they cover) and Street Trash (the band that Mike, the drummer, was in), which lends a nice bit of knuckle to the suspected, angular flexibility. Nice, nice, nice. Fits right next their contemporary neighbors who I also admire muchly: The Fuses, Manikin, and Headache City.

 –todd (Project Infinity)