As long as I'm touting the local (San Francisco) rocknrollers, as I did with Numbers
yesterday, let me bring to your attention to the collective calling itself Crack: We Are Rock
. They have just released their debut CD "Silent Fantasy"
on Tigerbeat 6
, an otherwise unremarkable label given to releasing just about anything with an analog synth that bleeps and burps. But CRACK: WAR
have got a pretty unique thing going on. There's the tandem female vocalists, "L'Erin" and "Le Kim", who do a sort of droning "rap" on each of the six tracks that indicates nothing less than total boredom with the progression of the songs...and this over an aggressive, synth-heavy, very danceable attack that wouldn't have been out of place in 1980-81 New York City, perhaps on a bill with Liquid Liquid
, the Bush Tetras
. The hit "Hooker Leg" in particular is quite fine -- and guess what, you can try before you buy at the band's own web site
. I might not care for this a year from now, but finding ANYTHING new-ish that enables me to part with my money qualifies as a major coup.