Trollin Withdrawal, "Emil Eye"
With the members of Trollin Withdrawal gathering forces
with a variety of Boston scenester luminaries‹the irrepressible Morgan Andrews,
the artistically tempermented P. Shaw, and local indie conscience Pete
Rojas‹Trollin Withdrawal has put out another amazing single. Combining elements
of GBV, Beck, Doo Rag, and Chris Knox, but undoubtedly weirder than any single
one of them, Trollin Withdrawl combines incredible, seemingly tossed-off lyrics
to a perverted, folksy beat. How else to describe "Pretty Ugly," in which
Non-Robot sings about such subject matter as crack babies and nuclear war with
equal amounts of horror as when describing familial pressure or a first kiss?
Or a band actually silly enough to record tossed-off arguments, and, yes,
gratuitous burping? One of my favorite singles at the moment.