WHITNEY HOUSTON’S CRYPT: Self-titled: 7”EP

Whitney Houston’s Crypt is some freaky shit. The warbly guitar on “Twosome Threesome” will have you second and third guessing if you are playing it on the right speed, but when the guttural screamo vocals kick in, the reality of just how weird this noise punk is sets in. “Hatoful Boyfriend” is just as bizarre—super angular guitar and ambient noise with a slow-churning beat. Flip to “Michael Hotchips” on side B for some string-bending, tape-warping noise that is like an acid trip where everything and nothing makes sense all at the same time. Bona fide freaks, and I like it. –Camylle Reynolds (Vacant Valley, vacantvalley.bandcamp.com)