Les Baton Rouge

Les Chloe Yurtz

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This six-song CD/EP is pretty satisfying old-school-style punk, even if it almost sounds like it could have been written and recorded 20-25 years prior to its 2003 release. Suspiria Franklyn and Corrine Dumas have the kind of trillingly strident yet spunky vocals common to many early British punk singers, and it's easy to imagine them opening for, say, X-Ray Spex. In common with many punk records, alas, it's not always easy to suss out the lyrics, though the delivery manages to combine fun and anger. The femme-sung fuzzy guitar punk of the first four tracks gives way to more dissonant, grinding post-punk on "My Body-The Pistol" and wispy, ambient post-punk sounds with faint vocals on "Parish Priest."

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