New Releases: Adult. "Gimmie Trouble" | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

New Releases: Adult. "Gimmie Trouble"

— Alex Slawson and Herman Snell

Adult. — "Gimmie Trouble" Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus are the brain and brawn behind Adult., a Detroit- based retro-electro/dance punk unit that has released 2 LPs and several EPs since 1999. Because they also run the Ersatz Audio record label, they haven't devoted as much time to their music as they would like. Hence, their newest is the first Adult. release on Thrill Jockey records and the label transition definitely pays off in the sheer energy heard on the tracks. Hints of (punkish era) Siouxsie or Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill) styled vocals, Devo-influenced keyboards and Joy Division darkness permeate this full length in a nervously brilliant way, much the same as this summer's "D.U.M.E. EP." Actually, this release has a lot of the atmosphere found on the Siouxsie and the Banshees classic long player, "Kaleidoscope." Much denser than 2003's "Anxiety Always" and on par with 2001's brilliant "Resuscitation," this highly anticipated release delivers the goods!

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