Museum Mouth’s sophomore album, Sexy But Not Happy, is a burst of youthful energy. Imagine Wavves without the drugs or Times New Viking without the art-school influence. Underneath the fuzz and echoes, Sexy But Not Happy is more like a diary. Unfortunately, Museum Mouth’s diary reads like a teenager’s. Clunky lyrics like “I’m constantly fearful of leaving you tearful” really threaten to bring down the album. But since most of the songs clock in around two minutes or less, it passes quickly. Even at their worst, it’s not unbearable. Museum Mouth would probably be a better live show, where you can get lost in the energy and not hung up on the words.
(self-released, no address provided)