Review: The Gossip

The Gossip
(K Records)

For some reason I’m getting this 2000 Gossip release now, but it doesn’’t matter.  This ep sounds as fresh and bad to the proverbial bone as it did 2+ years ago, which is saying a lot given the short lifespan of most hipster indie bands these days.  Wailin’, nasty, blues-damaged punk.  Sassy and sexy and just plain wonderful.  Beth’s vocals are truly marvelous, Nathan’s guitar playing is a down and dirty blast of swampy joy and Kathi’s drumming is spot on perfect.  Yeah, I know you’re supposed to dance, but this is still pretty damn good to just sit and listen to.