LIÉ: You Want It Real: CD

Tense, discordant post-punk with hallucinatory lyrics, jolting rhythms, and piercing, squealing guitars. I might even have to call it… angular. Despite the ominous dissonance, there’s still a strong sense of melody—especially in the sneering vocals and bass lines—which keeps the songs from getting lost in the cacophony that sometimes bogs down other bands in this sub-subgenre. This comes from somewhere near the neighborhood of White Lung, Pleasure Leftists, and other dark, cool, sorta gothy punk. –Indiana Laub (Mint, [email protected], mintrecs.com)