SLINKY X: DARN.: CS

Slinky X is from my hometown of Buffalo, and they very much have the feel of a band that comes from a place with bars open till 4AM. The dual male-female vocals and seemingly light pop songs showcased here have a slight, edgy seediness to them, distinguishing Slinky X from most of their indie rock peers. Some of the guitar lines get a bit too jam-infused for my taste, but this is a strong release overall, easily recommendable to fans of The Thermals. –Art Ettinger (Drug Party, drugparty.org)