PALBERTA: Hot on the Beach: CS

Is it punk? Kind of. JMC Aggregate put out this cassette and described Palberta as “no-wave bounce,” which speaks to the dissonance that tends to characterize Palberta’s tracks as well as their inescapable catchiness. These songs are ear worms, but in a gross way. The guitars are spare and angular. The lyrics are shouted or screeched or occasionally sung in a funny voice. The last track on this cassette is a thirteen-minute drum machine jam with the words “it’s prolly for the best” repeated continuously over consummate giggles. –Lyle 

 –guest (JMC Aggregate, jmcaggregate.com)