DUCHESS SAYS: Sciences Nouvelle: LP

This is a killer record. The sticker says, “A lethal dose of antagonistic rock from Montreal.” That’s a pretty accurate description, although I found it to be more awesome than antagonistic. There are echoes of a ‘80s new wave influence here but with more of a punk grit. If you enjoy Pretty Girls Make Graves or The Vanishing, put your ears up to this record. –Ryan Nichols (Slovenly)