City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

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The Rogue Satellites has a new album, Other Angels, a record which perfectly showcases the band’s evolution from electronica-tinged pop rock, Pixies-esque love monkeys to challenging, experimental, impossible to pin down, awkward apes. Make no mistake, the hooks are still there on a song like opener “Party Angels,” which recalls the Smashing Pumpkins at their most stunningly difficult, or the sexual tension that raged in the background when Sonic Youth were playing. The twin vocals of Jaye Thomas and Lisa Poszywak (real life beaus and it shows) are both sweet and sinister, kinda like those little girls in the Shining with without the hotel and Jack Nick. Put simply, this is a band which refuses to sit still, and thank God for that.

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