SLINKY X “Darn.” (Drug Party / Wiener Records)

Gosh, I remember when I used to listen to the Dandy Warhols ALL THE TIME, like “Dandy’s Rule OK” and “…Come Down.” “Darn” reminds me of those records, maybe a little fuzzier, but the male/female harmonies and urban grit are totally right up that alley. I can get down with Slinky X.

If you’re into big, stupid fun and fuzzy, stupid guitars, then get your act together and dig into this quartet from Buffalo. I imagine seeing them live is probably a prerequisite. Still, if you don’t feel like braving the harsh Buffalo winter, you can easily cop one of these six-song EPs in cassette tape form. Then you won’t have to feel bad about busting the Bills’ chops from the comfort of your own home.