That would be UUVVWWZ, which doesn’t even scan in Polish. Their new album also called UUVVWWZ came out last month on Saddle Creek, and guess who reviewed it in Blurt?
UUVVWWZ (pronounced "double-you double-vee double-double-you zee" and not "you've whizzed" as we at first guessed) comes from Nebraska, but their sensibility is anything but heartland. The band's faux naïve melodies - carried by singer Teal Gardner - are chopped to bits by anarchic rhythms, exploded into gutty blues growls, firebombed by Jim Schroeder's staccato, off-riffing guitar. A hint of vulnerability drops in sometimes, as Gardner's voice flutters like a bird in a cage built of Tom Ambroz's drums criss-crossed with Dustin Wilbourn's skewed funking bass, but it is never long before she breaks out in screech or wail or vibrato-laced bleat.
The rest is here.
I’m supposedly interviewing Ari Up this afternoon, anybody got any killer questions? (It sounds like she runs her own interviews. I might not need much more than “hello”, but still, good to be prepared.)