LIKE LIKE THE THE THE DEATH: Cave Jenny: CD

Dang, these guys have some chops. The impeccably titled “Here Comes Irregular” kicks off with shimmering post-punk guitar before the strangled vocals burst in. From then on out the album is a nonstop exercise in frantic, noisy precision. Anthony Weber and Kyle Scheuer’s dual vocals alternate between ranting yelps and tuneful howls that stray just the right amount out of key before diving back into some downright pretty melodies. ‘90s indie fans who recognize the Silver Jews shoutout in LLTTTD’s stuttering moniker take heed: this band offers little of their namesake’s chilled-out sleepiness. On the other hand, Cave Jenny does owe much to the golden age of college rock. “Cry Tag” rips like an amped-up Superchunk, trading poppy harmonies for jagged riffs that venture in and out of mathy territory. Dissonant plodders “Tyrant Science” and “Paralyzer” contribute a heaviness that evokes Nation Of Ulysses with an extra dash of Minutemen weirdness. An all-around solid effort from these talented Wisconsin dudes. 

 –Indiana Laub (Latest Flame, [email protected], latestflame.com)