MEN WITH CHIPS: Attention Spent: LP

A good platter of post-punk from Australia. Not exactly reinventing the wheel here, but they craft their wheel well while making it their own. Offers include panic-inducing post-punk à la the Fall, noisy jazz interludes, occasional cacophony, and delightful noisy Pink Flag-era Wire jammers. Kinda reminds me of Pavement in the way that they borrow from their predecessors. Weird yet grounded. A nice surprise, for sure. –Vincent (Homeless)