Joining Qui just last year, the former Scratch Acid and Jesus Lizard frontman spreads glorious fudge all over the noise-rock banana split of drummer Paul Christensen and guitarist Matt Cronk (who started the band as a duo in 2000).
Few singers can match Yow's intensity and twisted charisma -- especially live, where he behaves like Iggy's retarded cousin. On "Apartment," a track from the recently released Love's Miracle CD, Yow sounds like J. Robbins surreptitiously "boxing the clown" over a tumultuous rumble. But the disc's highlight is "Freeze." Over a Primus-inflected cacophony, Yow mumbles, "Why would anyone live here?," "You can suck my wang," and "So goddamn handsome." Noise hasn't been this joyously irreverent since the Butthole Surfers' "Lady Sniff."