She Wants Revenge is one of those upbeat-morose bands (pardon the contradiction, but its true) that just screams, “I am actually Interpol’s Antics with a sexier CD cover.” That’s not to say that the music isn’t good. It’s just so catchy, it hurts.
The highlight of the record is the second track on the album, “Out of Control,” which features a repeptitive, sort-of-eighties sync loop and obscure lyrics like “with a high heel against the wall / Kind of dancing though not at all.” Ah, a paradox. Very sophisticated.
By the end of the album, you begin to start wondering if the band actually kidnapped Interpol lead singer Paul Banks and forced him to be the frontman without anyone knowing. Nevertheless, I found She Wants Revenge entertaining and the kind of CD I’d like to play if I was on my way to some super-hip NYC dance club that you weren’t cool enough to be invited to.
Archived article by Jonny Lieberman Associate Arts and Entertainment Editor