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Shimmering post punk/no-wave guitars, surging percussion, and a voice that oscillates between ennui and a volcanic eruption: Girl Band reanimates the energy of noise, sometimes escalating into the psychotic but maintaining sophisticated rhythms. Heavy noise rock tips over into the melodic; corrosive riffs punctuated by funk. The moods of lead singer Dara Kiely fluctuate between urgency and contempt for the world, echoing Mark E. Smith’s acrid-bitter impudence and the rakishness of Michael Gira. Recent videos capture the perilous pathos of dissidence with an underhanded pop irony.