“Weird Party’s bracing new album “Hussy” isn’t much for subtlety — from the antiquated hiss of its title to the bare-breasted cover painting by Seth Alverson to the songs, which announce themselves loudly and with brutish disregard for manners. The Houston band is most conveniently filed under punk because that’s where most loud and sneering bands tend to be filed, but many of the songs have some bluesy bones inside.
That said, Weird Party’s use of the blues is less about slavish affectation and more about spirit: Singer Shawn Adolph howls with a sort of maniacal abandon that suggests distant kinship to Howlin’ Wolf or Roscoe Holcomb. And Kyle Gionis’ and DannMiller’s guitars collide in forceful and compact blasts. If you seek solos, then move along.” – Andrew Dansby 29-95.com