Laughing Us

Foxy Universe

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Laughing Us can't decide if they want to rock out with guitars and explosions or rave down with big beats and ecstasy. Within its 40 minutes, Foxy Universe explores hip-hop ("Beat Your Soul"), neo-disco ("Le Boo"), and early ‘90s Ministry ("Hot Rods"). The trio even shows an appreciation for '80s pop, with a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Relax," which does little to alter the original. But guitarist/vocalist Joe Faraci, guitarist/programmer Marky Fingers, and bassist Belinda Bump also make it a point to offend. Amid the sampling and programmed guitar riffs are tasteless and uninventive lyrics such as, "Ready, steady, go./Wantcha to be my ho." Laughing Us isn't totally laughable, but the band might be better off as DJs at the local house party.

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