Chikita Violenta, 'Tre3s' (Arts & Crafts)

Critical Mass
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Label: Arts & Crafts

by Spencer Kornhaber

This Mexican quartet's third release suggests a largely untapped indie-rock revenue stream: franchising Broken Social Scene's sound to a variety of North American markets. Producer David Newfeld and guest musicians from that gloriously overstewed Canadian collective reuse nearly every great Scene secret here, from gazillion-ghost vocal overdubs to the ladling of studio chitchat over gradually cohering licks and percussive ticks. While the production's scope doesn't quite fit Chikita Violenta's knack for scrappy Superchunk-style guitar pop, the busy shimmer usually complements the songs' energy instead of burying it.

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