Borzoi

"Pinnacle" b / w "I Feel Alien" (Pau Wau)

Texas Platters

Not unlike the Russian dog breed they're named after, young Austin trio Borzoi pounces lean, scraggly, fast. Recalling late-Eighties Sub Pop punk on "Pinnacle," guitarist Zach Wood moans tuneful Cobain apathy over a menacing two-chord hook. Flipside "I Feel Alien" toughens up via drummer Rhys Woodruff's in-your-face shouts and a jagged guitar solo by Wood worthy of Slip It In-era Greg Ginn.

***.5

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