WHATEVER BRAINS: Self-titled: LP

This is the fourth self-titled Whatever Brains LP. Confusing? Yes. But it’s fitting given how absolutely goofy they are. From the artwork mimicking old timey video game fonts to the bizarre electronica that punctuates most of the tracks, this is the sort of polarizing release that most will either love or hate. I didn’t find it pretentious at all and can see why some might get amusement out of it. It’s semi-obnoxious, but in a good way. I can’t tell if it’s purely a joke record or more of a tongue-in-cheek attempt to use a gimmick to worthy effect. Either way, it’s an interesting Devo-inspired trip into musical nuttiness. 

 –Art Ettinger (Sorry State)