new punk, 9 p.m.
Two days — that’s all it took for L.A. punk band Barb Wire Dolls to record their debut, Slit, a snide and sneering collection of raw-like-a-slaughterhouse rippers and slashers. “All it takes is one or two nights to make an album, not years like Linkin Park or Coldplay and budgets in the many millions,” says Isis Queen, the lead singer for Barb Wire Dolls. “Rock ‘n’ roll is simple, raw, honest, and inspiring. You cannot fake it like an orgasm or a ‘promise.’” And to help them craft Slit, Barb Wire Dolls turned to the king of wham-bam recording sessions, Steve Albini (Nirvana’s In Utero and the Pixies’ Surfer Rosa). “He is the master of recording a band like it really sounds. In time, he will be regarded as the most important recording engineers to have ever lived,” Queen says. “Only Steve can capture the true, raw energy of a band without using any digital equipment.” Give Slit a spin and judge for yourself. Oh, and don’t be surprised when you hear the heavy Nirvana influences. —Chris Haire THURSDAY