You've heard the story before: three foxy young New Yorkers get together and make retro-sounding rock music. The British press froths, the underground buzzes, hysteria ensues. This narrative could apply to the Rogers Sisters, but it wouldn't do them justice. Drawing on a range of sounds that includes new wave, no wave, punk, post-punk and garage rock, the Rogers -- real life sisters Jennifer and Laura, plus honorary Rogers, Miyuki Furtado -- forge a completely original sound on their new mini-LP, "Three Fingers." It is a record full of twitchy guitar lines, call-and-response vocals, and swaggering beats, reminiscent of bands like ESG, the Bush Tetras, B-52s, and the Slits. Yet songs like "Fantasies are Nice" and "Secrets of Civilization" -- with its string accompaniment -- are as pretty as they are snotty. The seven-track album (produced by Tim Barnes) does one helluva job of proving that the Rogers Sisters indeed aren't just another hot NYC act -- they are quite possibly the best unsigned band you'll hear this year.
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