I doubt iTunes recognizes “confederate glue goth tard-wave” as a genre, but that’s the name Alabama’s WIZZARD SLEEVE have given their music, and I’m hard-pressed to improve on it. Robo-trippy and plodding, grindingly repetitive but oddly triumphal, the songs mix and match Tubeway Army-era Gary Numan (if you replace the
Asperger’s syndrome with a case of Sparks Plus), effects-pedal ennui a la Bauhaus, and greasy gray noise worthy of mid-80s Butthole Surfers, then filter everything through the warped lens of a deep southern post-everything aesthetic.
—Brian Costello (Chicago Reader)
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