Friday, February 27, 2009

Mystery Girls

My take on Mystery Girls’ Incontinopia makes three Dusted reviews in a week, pretty much eliminating the pipeline. They’re a Wisconsin-based garage band, with that little bit of soul/R&B that you often hear in the land of MC5. I saw them three-four years ago at SXSW, where they did a pretty killer version of “TV Eye,” which, if you’re following along at home, is a pretty good Stooges song, but neither my nor Rob’s favorite. Anyway, here’s a bit of that review:

Mystery Girls’ first, self-titled album was recorded in one day and mixed the next, a quick, crud-crusted blast of blues-slackened, soul-withered garage rock from the heartland. The band’s third CD, Incontinopia, has been sitting around since recording sessions in 2004 and 2005. It’s anyone’s guess what’s been taking so long, but one thing seems sure: they have not been twiddling knobs in search of the perfect sound. If anything, Incontinopia sounds muddier, more disoriented and less calculated than Mystery Girls, never mind the arty field recordings and French spoken word interruptions. If the first CD was Mystery Girls’ Blues Explosion, this third one is Royal Trux, its melodies glimpsed through a shit storm of distorted chaos.


They have a very limited profile on the web, no free mp3s, no videos…but here’s the MySpace


Ian said...

Kudos on a fine use of "shit storm."

jenniferpkelly said...

Thanks...I do my best.