TOY CANNONS: Self-titled: LP

Twelve-song debut from this Philly-based combo. Fronted by ex-Gerund Ben Goldberg, this band throws all their influences against the wall like those wacky Wallcrawlers—and most of it sticks. Pixies-like guitar, quirky keyboards, and smooth backbeats from the rhythm section make each song a new sonic adventure. Ex-Dag Nasty vocalist Peter Cortner contributes on two songs, sounding like Lou Reed on one tune and Richard Butler on the other one. Super groovy.

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