Pygmy Shrews- The Egyptian LP. Pygmy Shrews play the sort of desolate noise rock that Greg Ginn fathered many years ago. Heavy music built around a very heavy mean riff. And frankly, that grimy torch still gets carefully passed over these days because so many don’t get it right. Past recipients include the Cherubs, Karp, Tar and the Jesus Lizard, and just a few other blown-out scuzzers. The Pygmy Shrews debut LP, The Egyptian is a raw example of the genre's most well-executed debut I’ve heard in this genre in a long time. These 10 songs were recorded by Colin Marston (Krallice, Behold the Arctopus) in his Queens, NY dungeon.