Whether it's seance-ready and black-pupilled or tempestuously insular, WTCHS make bonesaw punk that seems intended for a small, select audience. The title at “Overkilmer/Some Girls” hints at a precious song, but there's a very real war happening, either with the self or something supernatural, and both are horrible options. Perhaps it's the introduction that sets everything up so well, with cheery surf-rock sing-songing over Super 8 avant rock. Then it's a one long slow left into an oppressive caterwauling stretch that bears down on you with a vulture's appetite. You can pick up the song, part of a split with DAS RAD, tomorrow evening at Handlebar in Toronto.
- CHART TV