Willowz Talk in Circles

There’s a compulsive, head-bobbing quality to this sophomore release from the Willowz, despite its near over-the-top quirkiness and scatterbrained vocals. This is a huge album that holds a whopping 20 tracks. Probably best known for providing the song that Kirsten Dunst danced around in her underwear to in the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the young members of the Willowz (the oldest being 22) have since spent some time being pursued by major labels. After finally dodging those corporate contracts, they found a home in Sympathy for the Record Industry. This seems a fitting match as Sympathy’s catalogue leans toward more eclectically oriented rock, and the Willowz definitely have a sound that can set them apart. These long-haired boys and girl have a spunky, spastic pop sound that at times can almost be too much, but no matter how much you want to, there’s no denying the addictive factor behind these melodically jarring sounds. (Sympathy for the Record Industry)