Make Me Young Make Me Young

Make Me Young Make Me Young
Injecting a sizable chunk of the same weirdo energy that made bands like the Flying Lizards, Missing Persons and Thelonious Monster sound so invigorating decades back, Toronto, ON four-piece Make Me Young's self-titled debut shows the young band approaching 2010's indie rock through giant rose coloured novelty glasses. Make Me Young features a dozen shameless and all-embracing tracks shaped with varying production values and songs ranging anywhere between one and five minutes in length. The achy vocals of keyboardist Christine Stoesser wittingly spar with the stoic/manic lament of guitarist Patchy Greenway. "Baby Tuesday" turns from slowcore to Butthole Surfers-type dirge on the drop of a hat, as "The Optimist" and "The Receptionist" do much to keep straight-and-narrow rock purists pleased. Make Me Young is a blissful, aurally exciting mess of an album. These guys really need to pitch a new theme song for the eventual return of Pee-Wee's Playhouse. (Independent)