Aluminum Knot Eye- Trunk Lunker CD. After a low-key decade-long run, Wisconsin's Aluminum Knot Eye finally unleash a proper album. These guys were making strange noise long before it became the current rave. Aluminum Knot Eye are the real deal, and I love 'em for it. Think pieces of Chrome, the Residents, Big Black and Debris grafted onto a primitive r'n'r template birthed by the Pagans, the Electric Eels and early Alice Cooper. Their delivery if forceful with the the big-balls overdrive of early AmRep noise rock and it's all mangled together with burly sonic production. Keith's vox writhe and growl over the din as it explodes in short bursts of anger while the barely-noticeable keys scrape weirdo patterns into the underbelly of every song. "Scales in the Tub" is tune of the year, for sure, and it's backed by 13 other impressive songs that'll have you scratching your head and inexplicably wanting more. Recommended.