TOTENWALD: Dirty Squats & Disco Lights: LP

If the Nuns or the Epoxies were German, used a drum machine, had a sax player and a penchant for the occasional foray into klezmer music, it might come close to Dirty Squats & Disco Lights. Comes with a million inserts and a full color poster of the band, all of whom look like extras from Mad Max if neon couture was more readily available. Kudos to the band for fitting highly political topics— war, gender stereotypes, religious intolerance—into a fun, buoyant, interesting new wave sort of framework. It’s all a bit too theatrical for me, but they’re most certainly good at it. –Keith Rosson (Plastic Bomb)