SEXT MESSAGE: Brace Yourself: CD

How do you feel about keytars? I typically like them, because I like fun. Despite occasional digressions when they are trying to be mushy, Sext Message is a fun band. They make lo-fi synth pop with keytars and other roboty-sounding devices. Sometimes it sounds kind of like dial-up Internet. Sometimes it sounds like ‘80s movies. I wish there was a little less kissy stuff and more stuff about the threat of takeover from evil robots, but emotions cannot stand in the way of the fun to be had here. –MP Johnson (Self-released)