New Skin

It's up to the band, of course, but judging by these three scraping, thrumming advances, this would be a really tough debut album to screw up. The band's eponymous track, for one thing, makes like a phone-patched Gwen Stefani expelling fire-enchantress lines over a Limp Bizkit-hazing of "Turn Me Loose," while in "Hey Baby So Sad," singer Jennifer Jansson rolls up a spliff of Siouxsie and lights it right in front of the cops while Depeche Mode-esque slam-pop buffets the air.


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