MAE SHI, THE: Hlllyh: CD

Wow. I knew this album was going to be a good one when the first track scared the shit out of my dog. As she retreated to the quiet of another room, I was glued to my seat in front of the speakers, waiting to see what was going to happen next. It is very seldom that I feel this way about a band with electronic elements, but The Mae Shi combine their electronic beats and sounds with fantastic organic elements like handclaps and layered vocals. The end result is fantastically energetic rock’n’roll that is both catchy and unpredictable. And I’m willing to bet they kick ass live.

 –jennifer (Team Shi, www.mae-shi.com)