SWEET KNIVES: I Don’t Wanna Die: 7” EP

Great double-single set from this unit fronted by Alicja Trout. A layer of smooth-vocalled, synth-driven new wave propelled by a rumbling garage punk engine comprise the four songs here. The layers are evenly distributed so that things get neither syrupy nor sonically unlistenable, deftly balancing pop hookiness with growling muscle. –Jimmy Alvarado (Big Neck)