Miss Autopsy – Caterpillar

Caterpillar is either art rock or a mockery. I side with the latter. The band responsible, Miss Autopsy, is one Steve Beyerink. Although often described as a bothered blend of post-punk and blues, Miss Autopsy's sound is best likened to musical performance art--the kind you might hear at a middling poetry slam. The repetitive, distressed songs … [Read more...]

Mr. Russia – Teething

Mr. Russia debuts this year with Teething, a brash punk rock album that runs out of steam long before the music ends. This Chicago four-piece is built with two bass guitars, drums, and synths. Their raw, focused, one dimensional sound moves in one direction, showing flashes of Shellac and The Stooges. Teething is ten tracks of mostly straight … [Read more...]