Lushbox - "Despues de la Operacion
Sere Una Niña"
Records Records Records
This is a very good little pop-rock EP. Rather than stick with the
traditional local pop-rock sounds that other current artists such as
Ultimate Fakebook or Exit 159 utilize, Lushbox has instead opted for a
sound that is closer to that of the Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. The guitars
fuzz and distort occasionally, as on the opening track, “La Sala de los
Partos.” With this very radio-friendly track, Despues de la Operacion Sere Una
Niña starts out as a very mild and relaxing album.
However, as the album goes on through its 5 songs, the songs begin to
build and ebb. “Judo Chop” is a 30-second burst of energy, then the
album returns to the quiet, reflective “Thin Walls” - a song about
Brianne’s life in Lawrence.
The premier song on Despues de la
Operacion Sere Una Niña is “Coffee.” Simply put, this is
a song about the everyday trials of paying the rent and going to work.
The song hits quickly and is then gone. However, the lyrics speak to
anyone who is young and trying to pull cash together, with no free time
to relax. Very quick and frantic, it perfectly captures the essence of
living via caffeinated fuel.
This CD is a perfect representation of why Lushbox captured the Best
New Band award at the 1999 Klammy Awards. With its beautiful vocals and
fuzzing guitars, strung along by tight drum and bass lines, Despues de la Operacion Sere Una
Niña is a very worthwhile purchase.