Montreal duo Nate Munn and Philip Karneef sound like they're having the time of their life being musically difficult. On their debut, each song gets rammed head first into the next, with Munn and Karneef relentlessly switching tempos, genres and vocal styles, never settling long enough to let the listener join their party.
Just as you begin bobbing your head to Night Bus's synthy French house thump, Blue Check abruptly shifts gears into indie hiphop, with Munn rhyming in and out of a robot voice. Ten Years Down is a swamp rock burner, churning guitars morphing into electro, then out to Dwarves sleaze punk on Jack Shack, an ode to Montreal's ubiquitous sin cinemas.
They manage to move coherently through a shopping list of genres in impressive ways, but by the album's end you feel a bit woozy.
Ghettonuns hit the Silver Dollar tonight (Thursday, August 23).