On this, Anubian Lights' second album and first for Nona Hendryx's Rhythmbank label, the Los Angeles-based trio makes music that flits between eras and musical styles. It's rock and new wave, dance an

On this, Anubian Lights' second album and first for Nona Hendryx's Rhythmbank label, the Los Angeles-based trio makes music that flits between eras and musical styles. It's rock and new wave, dance and electronic, punk and funk. Fans of the Ze record label will find much to admire here. A track like "Way Gone Man" is a mix of Was (Not Was), Material and Adele Bertei (whose "Build Me a Bridge" was a dancefloor hit in the early '80s). In fact, the voice on the track belongs to Bertei, who joined Anubian Lights a few years ago. Formerly a member of the Bloods and James Chance & the Contortions, Bertei swings her voice high ("Andromeda Skin") and low ("Thru the Wire"), while her bandmates, founding members Tommy Grenas and Len Del Rio, deftly keep the mood swings alive and kicking.—MP

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