Red Aunts

Ghetto Blaster

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After the subdued Saltbox, the distortion and feedback return as the Red Aunts climb to the peak of their powers on Ghetto Blaster. The first track, "I'm Crying," sets the tone, with an explosive feedback-fueled mauling of a guitar with a slide. "The Things You See, The Things You Don't" is probably the catchiest song in their entire repertoire, and this one-chord song is aided with a great melody line played on a cheesy Casio synthesizer. "Exene," which references the influential band X (and singer Exene Cervenka) on their sound, sounds more like a Bikini Kill song with its high-pitched vocals. Ghetto Blaster continues to show the Red Aunts growing, further developing their hybrid blend of punk, blues, grunge and country.

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