DON’T MIND THE STINK
Remember when rock music was dangerous? The guys in Aunt Hildegard do, and they’re not afraid to bash you over the head with their brand of death punk ‘n roll found on the 10-track DON’T MIND THE STINK. There’s a bevy of influences from the MC5 to Nirvana to Black Flag to Motorhead strewn across the raw realizations and unapologetic rage found on “Xanadu Salad”. But at the end of the day, it’s Aunt Hildegard’s indestructible rock ‘n roll soul that allows cuts like “Angry Cowboy” and “Rats in My Room” to transcend the nonsensical cookie cutter mall rock debris that plagues their Long Island hometown so that they can concentrate on bringing the rock. Unsanitary, uncaring, and unpredictable, this outfit’s attempt to strip the gloss and expose the seedy underbelly of the rock world succeeds in spades.