Bluebird The Two

With two well-received EPs to their credit, Los Angeles-based rock monsters Bluebird release their first full-length effort, proving once and for all that they can pull together enough material to fill an entire album. The Two picks up where the High Atmosphere EP left off, with the quartet exploring a ballsy brand of tempo-shifting post-hardcore riff rock somewhere between Barkmarket and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and on tracks like "2 Friends" and "Low Gear" they delve into the squealing discordant world of the Jesus Lizard. Rawk on, hard and often! (Pacifico)