Label: Kill Rock Stars
When 22-year-old Beth Ditto soul-croons, "Well honey honey, honey, honey /I could be so good to you baby," you want her to -- badly. The GOSSIP's second full-length outing, Movement, transcends elementary roots-riot-garage, injects it with a hefty helpin' of Arkansas-bred gospel, and filters it backwards through GORIES and PUSSY GALORE territory with a new, more pervasively unapologetic confidence. The band has grown new wings and given loft to some of their more expressive experimentalist leanings and put their back into the four on the floor stomp. The result? A swaggering throw down of hip-shaking blooze punk, a party album for the revolution, a queer-positive call to arms by way of the delta; or more simply -- a brilliant album.