For Deck, the band cranked up the tech to layer the songs for listening. Guitar parts rule; in the six-minute "Your Littlest World," a tirade against small-mindedness, Furtado's distortion is reduced to an electronic buzz, like some sinister insect hectoring the camel walking through Laura Rogers' drums. Heavy metal guitar riffs alternate with simple, girl-punk vocals in "You Undecided," a punk/funk rant on heedlessness and its consequences. The bass and drums take over, though, on "Never Learn to Cry," where agitated percussion and a punishing bass line find memories "laced to the painted lines passing on the ground."
The Sisters' original vision was to be a New York-area party band, but their potent mélange drew critical raves, leading to a deal with the respected indie-label home of Stereolab and Electrelane. Come see what the fuss is about.