July 3, 2009

spinneretteBrody Dalle, late of the punk band the Distillers, steps into the electronic dance rock field with her band’s self-titled debut, Spinnerette. Most of the album is taken up by a fusion of industrial, electronica and punk rock, though on track 7, “Distorting A Code,” there’s a decidedly 80’s New Wave influence going on. Although Dalle and company don’t bring a lot new to the genre, the album mostly works owing to Dalle’s charismatic presence and a solid backing band (Tony Bevilacqua, Jack Irons and Alain Johannes). Distillers fans may like that the band reverts to some bluesy metal influenced rock for the last couple of tracks, “Impaler” and “A Presciption For Mankind.” It’s by no means a perfect album, but it’s worth the ride for its best tracks, “Ghetto Love,” “All Babes Are Wolves,” the current single “Baptized By Fire” and “Sex Bomb,” which strikes just the right balance between sexy and campy.