An Albatross compacts all the fingered bass, syncopated rhythms, screeching vocals, and farfisa-organ circus acrobatics, dispensing with even fleeting thoughts of jamming, thus leaving no time to recognize the embarrassing, medieval heart of this genre. The eye-popping energy puts them in line with contemporary frazzled futurists like the Locust or Lost Sounds. God knows how this will play out live, but it ought to suck the Clearasil right out of the pores. As one of their song titles goes, "Get Faster, Cry for Happy!"
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