Even though Sailor Poon’s debut album, fittingly titled, Sailor Poon’s First Album came out last year while we were all in lockdown mode, I figured why not review it in light of their upcoming record release show this Saturday in Kinda Tropical’s parking lot (August 28th). Off the bat and unsurprisingly, this record was meant to be played loud and for a packed, sweaty crowd. Highlights include the high-energy opener track, “Be My Dog” (a reply to Iggy Pop perhaps?) and the more spacey closer, “Fly in the Attic.” They even have an abbreviated cover of Fear’s “New York’s Alright If You Like Saxophones.” Perhaps Poon’s album name also had subtle inspiration from Fear’s The Record. The album moves at a fast pace and definitely captures their current live sound. If you’re into punk rock with an Austin flair, you don’t want to miss out on this one.
Listen if you like: Bikini Kill, Fear, Butthole Surfers
Review by Sarah Ronan