Lisa Prank // Adult Teen

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Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Lisa Prank // Adult Teen by Nick Warren

Lisa Prank

Adult Teen

Father/Daughter Records

3.5/5 stars

Lisa Prank is another welcome addition to the burgeoning fold of young women perfecting the art of wisecracking bedroom punk. Bubblegum pop influences collide with quick-paced rock chug-alongs, as if the Ramones were envisioned as an all-girl band. Its saccharine sweetness ultimately works. Adult Teen is incredibly charming. Lisa Prank is the brainchild of songwriter Robin Edwards, formerly of the band Lust-Cats of the Gutters. Edwards recently saw herself supporting the fantastic fellow Seattle natives Tacocat on tour. Fans of Colleen Green will hear a kindred spirit, with similar drum machine beats and nasal snarls. The embrace of the woman-child as a rock star is a welcome foil to decades of regrettable macho rock and roll. Edwards and her contemporaries are doing things the way they want to, and getting noticed for it. The tonal simplicity works. Onstage, Edwards plays guitar, joined only by a Roland MC-505 drum machine. Simple melodies are sometimes ones we remember the most, and Adult Teen will leave you humming for days. – Nick Warren

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