Review: Chrash – “Audio Feng Shui”

Poppy, poppy, poppy, with all the high-in-the-mix vocals, jangly guitar hooks and bouncing bass lines to prove it.

While tracks like “Raised By Gays” or “Box Cars (A Long Line Of)” strike their intended targets, it’s a little unclear if the commentary contained in “The New Immigrant Song,” obvious title aside, resonates on anything below the surface.

Recommended for Wire enthusiasts and, moreso, for those who like their bubblegum with bursts of conventional flavor. – Punk Planet, November/December 2006

About the author

Justin Vellucci is a staff writer for PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, and MusicTAP, a contributor to Pittsburgh Current, and a former staffer for Popdose, Punk Planet and Delusions of Adequacy. His music writing has appeared in national magazines such as American Songwriter, alt-pubs like The Brooklyn Rail, Pittsburgh CityPaper and San Diego CityBeat, blogs Swordfish, Punksburgh and Linoleum, and the Gannett magazine Jetty. He lives in Pittsburgh.