When you’re a prolific act who’s something like twenty albums in (but who’s counting?), no one expects you to change your sound. Electric Six’s brand of dance-punk mockery has been more for their big shows than on record, with the releases serving as much as an excuse to get back on the road. Turquoise doesn’t change the band’s game – and doesn’t need to.
All the hallmarks of Electric Six are here. There’s frontman Dick Valentine’s mock come-on in the opener “Take Me To the Sugar”, as well as such unique figures as “Dr. K”. The group’s mock-horror comes out in “Child of Hunger” and big closer “The Wheel Finds a Way”. There’s a mock-country tune, “Born To Be Ridiculed”, because Electric Six mock much. And the band to party to at the end of the world gives a song for when “things go tits up” in the title track.
Do you need to know more, or even that much, about a new Electric Six record? Just know that it rocks, that it mocks, and that you should go see them live.