And And And No Party EP (Thing Thing Thing)
[RAUCOUS ROCK] And And And is loved and hated for all the same reasons: It's loud, frenetic, scrappy and continuously cranking out music. Following the five-piece's early 2012 release, Lost, comes this new four-song EP. The crisply recorded opener "The Joy of Cooking" lures with a bold trumpet and guitar hook—one of the catchiest on the album—that quickly leads into Nathan Baumgartner's scratchy, full-bellied voice. From there the record takes a darker, more manic turn, with increasingly growly vocals, bursts of distorted electric guitar and disgruntled lyrical content. Sticking to standard verse-chorus structures, these are the kind of rowdy tracks designed to pry at you until you're either completely sucked in or running the other direction.
SEE IT: And And And plays Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave., on Thursday, Nov. 29. 8 pm. $6. 21+.