IMAGINARY ICONS: Self-titled: 12″EP

Twitchy post punk that reminds me of the early Midwest and U.K. bands of the same genre. The rhythms are bouncy, yet manic, and there is a “something is not quite right” about it all. And I mean that in a good way. Its poppy, yet dark currents move underneath. “New Face of France” is given to bursts of distortion teetering on white noise with confessions that don’t seem quite accepted. “Rosa Luxemburg” shows traces of sixties psych in the guitar, and the overall drone can be hypnotic. “Mirror Panics,” which opens this up, is danceable and a good way to get pulled into the record as a whole. However, “Economics Is Everything” is the primo song here. A little jangley, with a punchy beat.

 –M.Avrg (Daggerman)