Screamin' Target Heart Rate
Screamin' Cyn Cyn & the Pons sing funny, catchy songs over a relentless rhythm section, powerful guitar lines, and simple keytar riffs. It's art-rock without pretension, twee-core without sentimentality, punk rock without pants. Screamin' Cyn Cyn & the Pons' live show is littered with homemade props, hand-sewn costumes, and a confrontational mania that invariably elicits dancing, laughter, or at least slack-jawed bewilderment. Formed in 2003, Screamin' Cyn Cyn & the Pons have played extensively in the Midwest and have embarked on two East Coast rours, with a trip to the west coast planned for August 2007. They have just released their second CD on Crustacean Records, Screamin' Target Heart Rate, the follow-up to their self-released debut Babysit. Their sound is dance rock in the vein of the B-52's mixed with DIY-hardcore sensibilities. With song topics ranging from sexually charged slumber parties to passive/aggressive cowboys to the biological clocks of Margarita-addled secretaries, Screamin' Cyn Cyn & the Pons' lyrics run the gamut from snotty and sarcastic to plaintive and desperate. Give them your panties. Give them your dreams. Screamin' Cyn Cyn & the Pons will give you boners that will rip your seams.