The latest album by this Cleveland's "drunk 'n' roll trio" was originally released on cassette tape. But if you tossed your Walkman or boombox years ago, don't fear: Alive at the Door, despite a tiny title change, contains the same no-frills music. Shit-Box Jimmy don't come with any gimmicks — or fancy production tricks, for that matter. But in an era in which over-glossed rock music is the norm, Alive at the Door provides a much-needed back-to-basics outlet for those whose tastes run a little more raw. From "Black Eye"'s sludgy guitar and bass assault through the dark but quirky "The Diplomat," Shit-Box Jimmy's minimal indie rock recalls a twisted mix of Nirvana, the White Stripes, and Modest Mouse. — Eddie Fleisher
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