CD Review: Cement Tomb Mind Control [2011]

 The Hussy
Release: 4/2011
Label: Fizz Records

1. “I’m Me” – B+
2. “Baby Child” – A-
3. “Sexi Ladi” – A
4. “Wrong/Right” – A-
5. “Demon Claus” –B+
6. “Peace Bro” – B+
7. “Pavement” – A-
8. “Lymes” – A-
9.  “Odd Duck” – B+
10. “Oh No” – B
11. “Have A Say” – A-
12.  “Brown Eyes” – A-
13. “Pushin’ My Luck” – A

Comments: If you like ’em old punk/power-pop tunes short, you like The Hussy. This Wisconsin duo exist by creating bursts of energy that truly makes you want to click that replay button over (or pick up the needle on the record player, if that is your thing). I’ve been loving “Sexi Ladi”…replaying the crap out of it! It brings me back to the days last year when I heard Cum Stain’s self-titled. The music is recorded brash and loud and for me that is something I really love in an album. “Alright…peace…bro!” Really digging the dual vocals on “Pavement” and the sweet end jamming on “Have A Say”. Contemporary[ish] bands that have a similar aesthetic would be Ty Segall mayne, pre-Jay Reatard Jay Reatard (sup, “Lymes”), ’02/’03 Black Lips (“Pushin My Luck), Dirtbombs in the 9tees. All excellent frames of reference.

Grade: B+ (89)

Tour Dates: If the Hussy swing by your city, be sure to check them out. In fact, they are playing with some bands that I really love, including, but not limited too: The Growlers, Pujol, PEACH KELLI POP, and Wheels On Fire! Here are the dates: