It's a fine line between clever and stupid, but an even finer line between disturbing and catchy (all thanks to David St. Hubbins for the quote). XX Teens seem to have carefully toed both of these lines on "Darlin'," the first single from their debut Welcome to Goon Island.
It took me three spins, but on that third try, the scary combination of accordians, fuzzed-out bass, and surf rock guitars all came together for me. I won't even attempt to throw out the usual comparisons with other bands, as I've got no easy ones to make. Suffice to say, it rocks.
Give a listen and book your tickets to Goon Island (and check out the Maurice Sendak on a bad acid trip graphics, just for an added kick to the head).
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