VIVA K: Self-titled: CD

Local Los Angeles band that is equal parts Siouxsie and the Banshees meets the Yeah Yeah Yeahs doing more industrial dance music. Might be next hype around here but I probably won’t be following. As interesting as the music is, it may be a bit too experimental for most people. To my ears, it seems to lack a lot of the melody and pop sensibilities that make the songs catchy. The songs tend to drone on and nothing seems to jump out. Even with the addition of the sitar and tabla to add effect, the keyboards are overbearing. This is one that needs more listens to see if it grows on me.

 –don (Stinky)