AJ Davila y Terror Amor’s Beibi opens almost exactly like Iggy & the Stooges’ Raw Power: big slashes of guitar and rolling-tom percussion, followed immediately by Davila’s fierce, lunging snarl. The song — not coincidentally titled “Iggy Prueba” — sets the tone for a record full of snarl and bile. A loose continuation of Davila’s work with his band Davila 666 (which went on hiatus in 2011), Beibi roars and rattles; the guitars are maxed-out and covered in fuzz, and Davila’s voice is the perfect combination of smirk and snap. It’s raucous, riotous and great.
Beibi will be available from Burger Records on November 4. Pre-order here.