PIRATE LOVE: Black Vodoun Space Blues: CD

This self-described black punk band from Oslo, Norway comes correct on their debut album. Tracks range from ragged Birthday Party-influenced grooves to more surf’n’roll oriented tracks. It never falls victim to outright homage or camp; there’s an authentically dangerous vibe here. Lyrics deal with love gone murderously bad, to outright insanity. If this band was stateside, there’s no doubt that they would be huge right now. Seek this out! Evan Katz

 –guest (Voodoo Rhythm)