FUR COATS, THE: Dystopia Sherbit: LP

The bleak, haunted town tension of The Effigies crossbred with M.O.T.O.’s neuro pop, and that undeniable touch of class that only Mr. Marc can deliver. A sound that’s inescapably Chicago, but also so much more. Blue collar Devo, like playing an afternoon weekday show in a dark bar as the sun struggles to shine through the slightest crack of the rear exit door which has been left slightly ajar. It might not be the ideal situation, but for everyone in ear shot, they’re about to get a generous dose of the human outsider experience. Truly unique, genuinely thoughtful, and above all: fun to listen to. –Daryl (Johann’s Face, johannsfacerecords.bandcamp.com)