HOWIE AND THE HOTKNIVES: “Shut-up & Dance” b/w “Kids Are Kids”: 7″

Howie And The Hotknives from Portland continue their goofy plunge into garage tomfoolery. With distorted guitars, keyboards, dual male/female vocals, and an ass-load of attitude in tow, these clowns definitely know how to get us all dancing. A single is almost too much of a tease from this band, especially since “Kids Are Kids” is a Dead Moon cover. But sometimes you’ve gotta take what you can get, no?

 –Art Ettinger (Felony Fidelity, www.felonyfidelity.com)