The Hype: It's been three years since critics lauded Holy Fuck's wild onslaught of electro improvisation on their 2007 album LP. In that time, Canadian keyboard duo Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh welcomed bassist Matt McQuaid and Matt Shulz to the party and slowly traded some unbridled chaos for a little bit of rhythmic structure. It's a step forward (or backward, whichever way you wanna look at it) that fans are sure to have an opinion about. Currently, the band is on tour in Europe until the summer. You can check them out in Los Angeles at the Troubadour on June 8.
The Judgment: They might come off as geographically-challenged with their latest release, Latin (out today on Young Turks), but the crafty Canucks Holy Fuck carved out a fairly impressive effort here. Even though there's nothing Latin about it. If anything, the addition of taut bass and drum lines add an extra helping of kraut rock to their fast-paced third album.