07/07/2009 | Showclix.com | www.showclix.com | Album Review
When I first stumbled across UUVVWWZ a couple of months back, I immediately knew that they were something special. Despite their generic categorization into the "indie rock" genre (and their subsequent signing to indie label Saddle Creek), their music actually most resembles the experimental prog-rock of guys like Zappa and Captain Beefheart. In other words, it's deep, complex, bizarre, and discordant, always seeming on the verge of descending into pure chaos but never quite doing so. Add in vocalist Teal Gardner, whose sheer versatility and quirkiness resembles a female David Byrne, and you've got a recipe for what should be an extremely successful album on all fronts. I have yet to hear the entire thing, but at the moment this self-titled debut is right up near the top of my list.