HUSSY, THE: Looming: CD

Chaotic, noisy, constructed garage punk. I hear a mix of Swing Ding Amigos, Together Pangea, Booji Boys, and Jeff The Brotherhood. Granted, when you name drop four bands to describe what a band sounds like, they don’t quite sound like any of them, but plant their flag in a similar mousikographic region. I’d jammed a disc or two by The Hussy before and I don’t remember being particularly impressed, but by the time I was on the third or fourth track on Looming, I was continuously surprised by their inventiveness and willingness to bend melodic punk to their whims. There is a riff that sounds like Phantom of the Opera, but that’s neither here nor there. Recommended. –Gwen Static (Dirtnap)