With Unknown Stuntman and Federation of Horsepower
The full-length debut disc by the Stretchmarxxx pays loving tribute to the Brick, where you can see some cute boys at the show and everyone gets laid. When not penning valentines to venues, Camilla Medulla Oblongata and Venus Starr sing about wise guys, green-eyed monsters and starsuckers, their voices alternating between charmingly coy and defiantly bratty. Often they're both at once, as when they convert Britney's line Hit me, baby, one more time into a punky, 1-2-3-4 song starter. Though unrelentingly catchy, these tunes involve more twists and turns than the average three-chord rave-up. The vocals overlap intriguingly, the bass and guitar interact instead of running step-in-step, and the drums pound like a hangover headache.