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Box Elders, ‘Alice and Friends’ (Goner)

Abigail Everdell // August 10, 2009

On their debut album’s title track, Nebraska brothers Clayton and Jeremiah McIntyre describe a slap-dash neighborhood band who sings that “anything you wanna do should be all right!” And what this trio wanna do is blast through buoyant, unruly singalongs about necrophilia (“Necro”), staying up all night (“Stay”), and savage beasts (ahem, “Cougars”) like they’re the Black Lips’ unabashedly dweeby cousins. Regardless, boppers as cheeky and infectious as these sound like sacraments in the church of lo-fi fun.