The packaging and recording are dated by design. It's as if 40
years of fuzz have collected on the guitars for that vintage Voxx
sound. The obligatory Rolling Stones nod on "New Situation"
struts and high-steps to a sticky groove of punctuated drum splats
and glowing neon organ. "Stars" is lightly psychedelic
with a jangle and a dreamy new love feel. A familiar darkness
draws you down, as the delightfully mean-spirited "Drink"
speaks for those lacking the stones, "Maybe if I drink you'll
go away/maybe if I blink you'll go away/but you're still here."
As if they shot their wad at the start, rolled over and slept
it off, the remainder of the disc is a wash of more modernized
(read: 80's) jangle and strum. From the soaring and poignant "Dirty
Sheets" to melancholy strains of a post-invasion "Almost
Lost" and "Try Me", throwaway songs which seem
to indicate that boys who have girls aren't allowed to rock anymore.
Sleaze has been forgotten in favor of sentiment, and lacking the
Velvet Underground's bite they fall into Dandy Warhol
land. Well some of us need to rock vicariously, so turn it up
1. New Situation
3. I Drink
5. Dirty Sheets
6. Almost Lost
7. Try Me
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