On their debut, the Epoxies' sci-fi punk looks back to new wave more exuberantly than the Faint, with more gusto than Chomsky and with as much joyful energy as original wavers like Blondie and the Go-Go's. Still, Roxy Epoxy's band of black-and-white clad, skinny-tie-wearing droid rockers isn't all retro gloss. From the sexy and descriptive "Science of You" to the X-Ray Spex-worthy "Molded Plastic," the Epoxies' driving buzz and holler places them in the ranks of 2002's greatest punk hopefuls -- their brilliantly original Northwest neighbors Pretty Girls Make Graves (also female-fronted) and the B-52's-meets-punk band the Selby Tigers.
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AllMusic Review by Charles Spano