Do Whatever You Want All the Time - We Are Free
FILTER Grade: 85%
By Jon Pruett on May 25, 2011
Fears Ponytail had split can be shelved with this ecstatic, mind-altering third album. Three years ago, they exploded with a feral mix of shrieks and pummeling freak-outs like the bastard child of Karen O and Boredoms. Here, they iron it out into something more epic and exploratory. Strange basslines float under guitars that riff on high-life note-picking and fractured, heavy rhythms. Molly Siegel is still the figurehead, screaming about god-knows-what as Ponytail carve out a place in the firmament.