Hey Friend, What You Doing?
(Destijl) CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)
(Destijl) LP $12.75 (Out-of-stock)
A Pens live set lasts about fourteen minutes. The girls swap instruments between tunes mainly because it appears none of them really know what they are doing. The whole shambolic thing seems on the verge of falling apart; it's swathed in so much static and reverb that it's like watching the YouTube clip of that kid kicking through the granite wall and snapping his ankle in half. Their cover of The Gun Club's "Sex Beat" sounds like The Germs trying to be The Shangri Las through a gauze of early K Records fuzz.