Back in December of '03, I saw Japanther in a one car garage, and it was completely incredible. One of the guys was shirtless, screaming into a telephone receiver, the other guy was playing a crappy drum set, and they both smelled terrible. It was a magical, wonderful night. This newest release continues the Brooklyn band's tradition of no-fi experimental fun-rock. If you're getting the idea that this is inaccessible or anything like that, well, just take a listen to track 2, Susan, and I think you'll change your mind. Or track 3! This is pop music! In fact, this is the poppiest thing the band's ever done. Hooks around every corner! That sounds like a reference to prostitution, but it's not! In different hands, these songs probably could have been overproduced and lost all of their charm and magic, but as they are, they're pretty much perfect. Man, this album's so much fun! 11 and 12 are great snotty punk tracks, for example. Some of the tracks (4, 7, 11, 12) have spoken indecencies sampled in their intros, so watch out for those. I love those little intros though, 'cause they totally remind me of Enter the 36 Chambers or something (especially the intro to track 9). But my god, beyond the nostalgia and all of that, I really like this album. Weird bass and synth sounds, tape manipulation, cool samples, sped-up mod/glam/punk stomp beats, and a song about River Phoenix are but a few of the magical things you'll find inside. I ask you, what more could you ask for?