"The band was a lot like a traveling circus; they had a lot of audio/visual accoutrements going on and two very muscular fellows in their skivvies wearing pig masks dancing throughout their set."
"With its four-on-the-floor momentum, highway drive-worthy “Locusts & Birds” feeds on my favorite L.A.-punk touchstones—Concrete Blonde, X. But psyche-drenched “Plastic Earth” sounds like a different musical realm for this rising quartet. I’m eager to get the physical release; the digipak comes with a poster by artist Sonny Kay (The Mars Volta)."
“Everything about this band, from their look to their songs to the equally gorgeous and garish artwork that adorns the CD booklet, is a collision of contrasts that somehow congeals into a cohesive whole despite their seemingly incongruous parts.”
"One band that stood out was Candy Warpop, which blends speed-punk and experimental rock. When the group performs, its dissonant guitar and bass noise is met, violently, by frontwoman Amy Pate’s growling voice and Anisa Buttar’s drum-kit destruction. An enjoyable sight and sound experience."
"Transdecadence performs exceedingly well: pounding drums, arpeggiating guitars, ominous string sections, and above it all, singer Amy Pate’s versatile voice, which recalls both the sweet menace of Miranda Sex Garden’s Katharine Blake and PJ Harvey’s feral howl, often in the same song."
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