The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (Cover Artwork)

The Unicorns

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (2003)

Alien 8

The Unicorns, Canada's ambassadors of lo-fi sugar pop, debut full-length, Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone, will make you remember why you started listening to music in the first place.

These 12, obviously drug-induced pop songs, complete with quasi-morbid death referenced lyrics and more hooks than a tackle box, were written with only word in mind, fun.

Whether they are predicting and anticipating the details of their own deaths or rambling off near non-sensical lyrics such as "Somewhere in the asshole of my eye/there is a muscle that relaxes when you cry/somewhere in the eye of my brain/there is a muscle which makes me go/*enter synth interpretation of the word 'insane,'"' The Unicorns will keep you in a good mood.

Some of the pop hooks contained on this CD are nothing short of brain rotting. Listening to "The Clap," which is in fact as infectious and contagious as the dreaded clap, will leave you with a feeling equivilant to snorting 15 Pixie Stix. Sugary intoxication at its best.

If danceable lo-fi with lyrics about death and ghosts and back and forth banter between the bands vocalists isn't enough to catch your attention, then you won't like this.