For this month’s release, “Let us Never Speak of it Again,” the New York quintet swagger into pop territory, but only just. Cellist, Molly Schinct, trades her bow for a mike on six of the album’s 10 tracks, her child-like voice hovering above the din like a feather over a circular saw. Her sing-songy lyrics aren’t intended for meaning as much as for their interplay with the bass slaps and processed beats barreling past. On the single, “One Life to Leave,” an ’80s techno beat collides with a punk-funk bass line. Then Schinct purrs “Try on me/Test me” just before the song crashes into an echo chamber lit by mirror balls.
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