CARVELS NYC, THE: Life Is Not a Waiting Room: 7”

Fun, sax-laden rock’n’roll. I love how seamlessly the sax work is integrated into these songs. All too often, a band will throw some sax into the mix but it’s just frosting haphazardly smeared on top. Here, it’s baked into the cake, an essential ingredient. This band is led by singer/guitarist Lynne Von Pang, who led a band called Trick Babys back in the Go-Kart Records days a couple decades ago. I thought they were pretty rad so it’s nice to hear her again. Her voice is absolutely perfect for this type of rock’n’roll—powerful and wild. I’m looking forward to a full length. –Emma Alice Johnson (Tarbeach, tarbeachmusic.com)