MYSTERY GIRLS: Incontinopia: CD

Mystery Girls are one of those rare bands that manage to take equal influence from the Velvet Underground, Stooges, and the Nuggets comp series and make it all sound fresh. The tunes are, for the most part, slam-banged and overdriven, but still delivered with enough skill and attention to each song’s potential dynamics to keep things devolving into a big assaultive, faceless mess. The more you listen, the better it gets.

 –jimmy (In the Red)