NORTHSIDE SOUND: LOW FAT GETTING HIGH

The total arena divas status of Queens of the Stone Age has always been a disappointment, as it makes it difficult to appreciate what could have been a solid band. Then there’s Kaleen Reading, queen of the kit and adept enough behind it to silence even the strongest Homme hankering. Kaleen holds court in Low Fat Getting High, Brooklyn’s grit rock answer to a music scene littered with wandering noise and pretty boys. The band fucking rips.

Bad Yoga is the trio’s debut EP. It is a great recording, letting the grungier elements breathe rather than killing them with effects. The real treat is below, however, in what is now my favorite thing in the universe and YouTube. Ms. Reading kills it in this homage to Homme, and we are counting down the weeks until we can catch the group live at Northside Festival.

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