Expectations are high, so why not go with what works?
Women released one of the best records of 2008 with their self-titled debut. Two years and one side band (Friendo) later they've returned to a landscape that has seen their brand of reverbed psych-pop become the standard. Public Strain won't hit the US until September 28 — over a month after it comes out in Europe. And it's being put out by the same label, which speaks to the bands popularity in places outside of America. Maybe a bit more mature than our tastes prefer (we are to Girls as Europe is to Women), it will be interesting to hear what direction they take.
Because “Eyesore” gives no indication. A mainstay of their live show, the last track off of Public Strain might as well be a B-Side from their debut. Still worth the listen though.