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Freak*On*Ica

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Girls Against Boys, Freak*On*Ica

Freak*On*Ica

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Girls Against Boys
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

On its major-label debut, this New York quartet tones down its sweaty sex-boy image for an even more brutal urban-noise apocalypse. Post-punk guitars and industrial-strength electronica rhythms duel throughout a funky dystopia that?s GVSB?s most mesmerizing collection yet, while singer Scott McCloud spews his evocatively dissolute lyrics with a growl that fits the album?s sci-fi deca-dance perfectly. It?s catchy, too: If the brooding ?Roxy? isn?t the alt-rock hit of the summer, there?s no justice.