Leave Me Alone
Label: Lucky Number
The Madrid foursome's debut album is 30-odd minutes of scratchy, shimmering no-nonsense garage rock about teenage bliss and boredom. Drums, bass and guitar make trebley love, but the main attraction is Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote's intertwined vocals, which wrestle atop the melodies like a cross between Julian Casablancas' drawled yelp and Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker's knotty duets. They interrupt each other’s lovesick yowls on "Bamboo" and build to a deliriously bratty climax on "Castigadas en el Granero," but on dreamy slow-dance instrumental "Solar" they leave the duetting to their guitars.