MONSTER PUSSY: 24 Hour Party Pussies: 7”

The word “pussy” has never done much for me in a band name, but this three piece rocks hard at the pace of the old Kill Rock Stars catalogue combined with the sandy minimalism of The Urinals. There are loads of songs about the lifestyle presented with a keen sense of humor. “Invite Me to Your All Girl Party” is classic commentary on times when there is too much tough guy attitude at a show. “My Subaru” is about getting in the car and going. Mildly distorted guitars resonate sharply over tribal drumming and the message is generally posi without being preachy. Awesome. Goes on my list of faves for the year.

 –Billups Allen ([email protected])