11 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This indie-rock supergroup features guitarist Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss from Sleater-Kinney, Helium guitarist Mary Timony, and keyboardist Rebecca Cole, who played drums for the Elephant Six-related Minders. Together they crank out just the right amount of harmony and dissonance. Tension rises and gorgeous melodies float to the surface. There’s a garage-rock spell cast upon the recordings, but also a pop sweetener to tracks such as “Boom,” where a manic panic takes hold, “Electric Band,” where the retro keyboards actually add aggression, and “Black Tiles,” where a vague boogie riff meets up with the wall of Velvet Underground-styled organ. “Romance” throws in a classic chorus to relieve the rough jungle beat that dominates the verses. “Something Came Over Me” sprinkles gentle harmonies into the maelstrom of swirling guitar notes that are reminiscent of Sonic Youth at their most scenic. “Glass Tambourine” pumps out more delightful fuzz guitars. “Racehorse” builds into an anthem. The bonus track, “Oh Yeah,” is a smoother, mildly ethereal pop number. A fantastic debut album.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This indie-rock supergroup features guitarist Carrie Brownstein and drummer Janet Weiss from Sleater-Kinney, Helium guitarist Mary Timony, and keyboardist Rebecca Cole, who played drums for the Elephant Six-related Minders. Together they crank out just the right amount of harmony and dissonance. Tension rises and gorgeous melodies float to the surface. There’s a garage-rock spell cast upon the recordings, but also a pop sweetener to tracks such as “Boom,” where a manic panic takes hold, “Electric Band,” where the retro keyboards actually add aggression, and “Black Tiles,” where a vague boogie riff meets up with the wall of Velvet Underground-styled organ. “Romance” throws in a classic chorus to relieve the rough jungle beat that dominates the verses. “Something Came Over Me” sprinkles gentle harmonies into the maelstrom of swirling guitar notes that are reminiscent of Sonic Youth at their most scenic. “Glass Tambourine” pumps out more delightful fuzz guitars. “Racehorse” builds into an anthem. The bonus track, “Oh Yeah,” is a smoother, mildly ethereal pop number. A fantastic debut album.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
136 Ratings
136 Ratings
B1LParaquat ,

I LOVE THIS RECORD

Friend, this record is worth your time-- if you're reading this, then you already know that. Stop reading and just preview it now.

Told you so.

Ski Racer ,

Wow...

Amazing. Simply amazing.

Sleater-Kinney has always been a great band. Helium's Mary Timony has always been a great artisit. Rebecca Cole's keyboards have always kept my attention. Combining their talents has resulted in a masterpiece of music. I would love to single out any one or two songs. Unfortunately, I cannot. They are ALL fantastic. Wonderful driving, forceful music with relevant lyrics; just what would be expected from any of them individually. Collectively, an absolute must-have.

Purchase it now.

jyo_tirmaya ,

Great album, lots of fun!

These songs have a very fun youthful vibe. ...Sounds like a cross between the Go-Gos and PJ Harvey. Very solid album.

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