The Family Curse White Medicine

The Family Curse White Medicine
Electro punk, noise rock or whatever you want to call it, the Family Curse generate a bizarre and erratic sound that's truly their own. Loaded with synthesizers, spastically wailing guitars, trance-inducing vocals and electronic drum beats, this band can confidently be described as the drug-addled love child of Big Black and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Vocalist Megan Tweed's distorted carnal shrieks work earnestly as an additional instrument in the group's already chaotic crescendo, especially in hyperactive opening track "Teen Challenge," the industrial "Sewing Box" and "Big Black Mark," a shameless nod to Steve Albini's aforementioned brainchild. The Family Curse are not afraid to take a different approach, releasing a product of experimentation, and the outcome is effective, proving that not everything needs to be defined to be considered worthy. That is the beauty of art. (Fainting Room)