ARTIST / BAND: The Intelligence
SONG (MP3): Secret Signals
FILE UNDER: Thrash / Pop
INFO: What makes the songs on Icky Baby, the Intelligence’s first for In The Red and the follow-up to last year’s Boredom and Terror, different from the rest (because really, this post-punk poser has been way into Beyonce and Jay-Z since before they were into each other) is that Finberg finally found the right accomplices. If you’ve been playing along at home, you probably got the feeling that Finberg never could settle on just the right three people to drag along behind him. But the current incarnation allows him the perfect balance between the four-track seclusion of his bedroom punk and the rough and tumble real world. In the jelly-rolled psycho babble of “Confidence,” you’ll hear the geometric churning of drummer Matthew Ford, bass player Calvin Lee Reeder, and Nicholas Brawley’s guitar.