Spazzy art-punks An Albatross
make slobbering electro-noise terrorists the Locust look like the Backstreet Boys. The Philadelphia group's 2003 EP, We Are the Lazer Viking
, contains eleven songs or fragments, since the longest tune doesn't even crack a minute and a half which speed by in a blur of barking screams, militant drumbeats, incoherent guitar shredding and surprisingly cheerful Farfisa organ burbles. Look for a new An Albatross record early this year, but get a sneak preview of the studio madness by partaking of their chaotic live experience: Vocalist Edward Gieda III ended up nude and
unconscious during the band's debut 1999 live gig.