THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES: The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home: CD

Arty, discordant rock in the vein of Drive Like Jehu and Gang of Four. “Angela’s Secret” dissects a person who just works to exist and has no other purpose in life. “Greetings from the Great North Woods” shines a blinding light on the working class again with lines like “Daddy brought home the bacon/ the bacon was in the backyard baby.” “Darlings of New Midnight” is the standout song on here. It actually has shades of Fugazi tucked inside—definitely not a bad thing. This record may take a few spins to get inside your head but once it does it probably won’t crawl out anytime soon.

 –koepenick (Jade Tree)