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Get Hustle
Dream Eagle
Three One G

If the dysfunctional wheels of a deranged brain made noise, it might resemble the sound made by Get Hustle. The organ sounds programmed for auto-replay — again and again and again the same haunting note hammers in, as if to taunt the madman until he shrieks, "Stop! Please God make it stop! I can't take it anymore!" Valentine Husar's lead vocals sound at once tortured and demanding, reminding the insane of the sanity lost — "give up, there's no way out, you're stuck with me," they seem to imply, in both desperation and fury. The pretty, airy plinking of the piano offers a glimpse of hope in the distance, on the horizon where freedom from darkness lives. There are no guitars to express rock 'n' roll's rebellious/escapist feel.

All is disturbingly grim in Get Hustle's world. The Portland, Ore., quartet create a sound befitting the kind of hell one's mind invents when all of one's screws have been knocked loose and the screwdriver forever lost.

The five songs off the band's latest EP release, Dream Eagle, feel dangerously off and eerie as if they've arrived to drag you against your will into their messed-up world. Inspired by the Stooges, cabaret, Patti Smith, post-punk and, most certainly, the devil herself (yes, that's right), Get Hustle — Husar, organist Mark Evan Burden, pianist Mac Mann and drummer Ron Avila — offer creepy, tormented atmosphere, the kind made for a padded room.

Still, in all its fucked-up-ness lies a whole lot of talent, passion, soul, power, artistic merit and a mood great for a stormy, candlelit night — minus the romance. Its effectiveness lies in the "weird equals good" theory of music. If you enjoy your music drenched in the three D's necessary for all-out weirdness — droning, dissonant and demented — you'll love Dream Eagle. I know I do.

by Jenny Tatone

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