Rigid dance-punk drumming, effects-laden waves of guitar, Wil Adams' theatrical vocals, and songs equally likely to break into scrappy rave-ups or extended jams: These are just a few components of Stephanie's sound, but none fully encapsulates it. Genre signifiers aside, the quintet has carved out a unique aesthetic on this Erik Blood-produced album, their full-length debut. The band refers to its sound as "swirl," and it sounds like little else in Seattle right now, so perhaps that's the best description; these six tracks sparkle and thrash in equal measure, building imposing post-punk monoliths out of nebulous swaths of sound.
One Glove is out tomorrow. Listen to "Mercy" and "Cell 44" after the jump.