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White Wives, Happeners
Adeline Records, June 28

By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



There’s early Clash going on in “Paper Chaser,” but overall the key to this entire album is the desperately resolved “Sky Started Crying,” a Bruce-ized, sped-up take on Airborne Toxic Event’s “The Kids Are Ready to Die,” an angsty melody that pops up constantly here. “Another City For A New Weekend” is further ’80s-accurate post-punk, this time  vision of Lords of the New Church as an oi band. Though definitely tougher than The Hives, nothing on board is so obnoxious as to threaten the straights — no more so than Dropkick Murphys — thus I can assure you that this will permeate every corner of date-night backgrounding, from Cineplex lobbies to Red Lobsters, and it’ll be welcome, absolutely, even though it’ll drive me mental trying to remember who they are, I can just fricking see it now. A —Eric W. Saeger





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