I dug last year's Bleached LP, and their new EP Can You Deal? further sharpens their fuzzed out pop chops into a four song blast of heat and toothy smiles. The weather in Chicago right now consists of sustained blasts of wind driving needles of rain so deep into the skin that you feel like a dripping, wet, human pincushion. These four new songs provide a veritable mental forcefield against the physical suffering that walking outdoors is, right now.
They play Chicago on April 23 at House of Blues and you can bet I'll be there.