Oakland's delightful Gravy Train!!!! are a band destined to rub up against their shortcomings: they've got little more than a rudimentary knowledge of how to play their instruments, they repeat the same melodies over and over in squeaky voices, and they're obsessed with singing about boobies and bodily effluvia. That said, they're hella fun to listen to. Are You Wigglin? ditches their Yeastie Girls-style chipmunk-voiced budget-hop (they should really sue Kanye West) for pure bubble-gum goodness, with party-friendly tracks about dudes who wear makeup, the perils of faux-tanning, sexual tricks and, uh, Pussy Sauce. They throw in roller-rink organs and cutesy doo-wop ditties, falling somewhere between the Shangri-Las and Le Tigre's first (and best) album. The highlight here's the fist-pumping Ghost Boobs, which warns fad dieters against putting their knockers in danger. Awesomeness.
Gravy Train!!!! roll into Lee's Palace Friday (July 29).