BEAT INDEX, THE: Volume One: Juvenilia: CS

Sub-subtitled “Experiments in Pop Music Histories, Forms and Concepts,” The Beat Index invokes the spirit of Nostril? at some moments and has some Devo-ish sentiments at others. Some synth stuff that sounds vaguely like Olivia Newton-John doing a Joan Jett cover. Also some stuff that sounds like ’80s alt-synth, as if it could have been in a John Hughes movie. We have the whole gamut of synthiness! Some of which I liked a lot, and some of which I didn’t! A download code is included, and all proceeds go towards Girls Rock MKE. –The Lord Kveldulfr (No Coast)