by Adam Toth
A common misconception of Saddle Creek is that itís a folk/indie rock label. This is true to some respect, but completely wrong in other respects. Ladyfinger (ne) is a perfect example of how incorrect that assumption can be.
The first song of the album, "Smuggler," begins with heavy guitar chords, and then ends with heavy guitar chords. The song is a good mix of classic rock vocals with heavy rifts and fast-paced drumming. This is how much of the album goes, and while it can be repetitive, it makes for a pretty solid album.
In all honesty, for the first time ever, a bandís summary of themselves hits the nail on the head: ďPounding. Squealing. Rabid. Feral. A classic rock voice that melts the cockles like butter on a biscuit. This is Ladyfinger (ne).Ē I feel bad because the work was already done for me, but every word in that quote rings so true. If thatís what youíre looking for in a CD, I highly suggest Ladyfinger (ne). Itíll keep you awake, and keep your toes tapping without the nuisance of screechingly high vocals. Enjoy.