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Everything, Now!
Police, Police!
Standard Recording Company
www.everythingnowmusic.com


I wanted to take advantage of the ridiculous name and penchant for punctuation by claiming Everything, Now! sounds like Iggy, Bowie! But it isn't all that simple. This convoluted crew with the neglected website, has a bio that reads like jumping into a Spanish soap opera. The situations are all laid out, but you never really know what's going on. About all I can cull from it is that some giant named "Justin" shares my affection for Keith Green. We're used to bands with no surnames, but it's not even clear who plays what on this project, not to mention the fact that they start the disc with track two. Plus also, here's the liner notes? Smart-asses.

With an album this solid, I guess you have to spin a wheel or throw pies to decide the order, and "Massacre At Birdshit Carwash" is as good as any to draw you in to this sordid world of knickknacks. The distorted blues-stomp finds the unholy marriage of MC5 and Cop Shoot Cop before splitting to hook up with Bowie in a mind-blowing Three Dog Night bridge. "I Live In A Trailer Park" gives a little time to recover into Leonard Cohen meets Filthy Thieving Bastards banjo folk that builds nicely before the bombastic Salvation Army band comes in and blasts Tom Waits out of the sousaphone. New wave synths on "Double Bath" give over to circus-space-dub, while "The Ritual" reminds us what Flaming Lips used to achieve pre-Transmissions... when they were still interested in rocking. The weak link if you can call it that, is the slowdown "Rocketship" which still manages to showcase their ability to write pretty, but melodically inventive pop. "Fishbowl Prank" begins the end with a bit of theatricality and builds it into a full-blown Alberto y los Trios Paranoias Broadway chorus of rock goodness. Though Police, Police! warrants more bandname droppings than I've utilized before in one place, it's still one of the most unique and imaginative records I've heard in years. Note perfect, drive perfect, sentiment perfect and power perfect, this is art rock of the highest order.

-Ewan Wadharmi

Track List:
2. Massacre At Birdshit Carwash
3. I live In A Trailer Park
4. Double Bath
5. The Ritual
6. Rocketship
7. Fishbowl Prank


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