Brazen Hussies

Brazen Hussies II

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The band is as cryptic as they come, but whoever Brazen Hussies are beyond being a turn-of-the-century U.K. rock band, they've got a sometimes-successful ear for off-kilter rock music. On the band's second EP, lead track "Super Isolate" is the most conventional and actually the most enjoyable, a weird but raggedly right combination of glam and lo-fi crunch and crumble, where the squealing semi-falsetto of the singer isn't as prominent as the feedback snarls and explosions. "Forgot More Than I Ever Knew" is equally murky but far less busy, and while the singer sounds like David Byrne's cousin, the next-door-over feel of the performance is still fun enough. "Shit My Pants" lets things down at the end, being a self-consciously dumb classic rock instrumental that doesn't do much beyond being just that.

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