Box Elders' debut Alice and Friends opens with Jackie Wood, a dirty pop anthem that lays all the cards on the table. Yes, they're from Omaha, Neb., but the group's stylish warble is imbued with such a gut-wrenching balance of giddy and unpretentious rock, haphazardly delivered, that each song teeters on collapse. The noisy concoctions of surf and 60s pop inflections in Stay, Necro and Talk Amongst Yourself will inevitably draw comparisons to the Black Lips, but beyond the murk and garage riffs, ramped-up pop energy drives the record through to the end. One Foot in Front of the Other and 2012 are dark and aggressive, while Death of Me is a legitimately timeless nugget amid this grand unveiling of the group's beautiful, jagged sound. (Goner Records) 4 stars out of 5
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