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    Editor’s Choice: The Green Lady Killers

    Certain relationships can prove to be more dangerous than others, yet we can’t help but go back for one last thrill. Listening to The Green Lady Killers’ Just Fine, however, is one relationship that rewards with each trip.

    The Phoenix, Ariz., trio has been gaining notice throughout the state and along the West Coast on the strength of its live shows and self-titled EP, which has the barreling single, “”Psycho Ellen.””

    With The Green Lady Killers’ self-released debut, not much has changed but the burning passion is balanced with a softer focus on the give-and-take of relationships. Singer and guitarist Lady Van Buren knows when to shove us out of the way and when to lure us back for more.

    The melee kicks off with “”My 45,”” a song that features Annie Venom’s menacing bass providing heavy support to Van Buren’s snarling, vengeful vocals. It’s the perfect song for the opening credits of a movie that features fierce girls, big guns and muscle cars.

    From there, the album keeps it short and sweet while going back and forth between take-no-prisoner songs (“”Ride””) and midtempo laments (“”Wait For You””).

    “”Linger On”” highlights some of the Lady Killers’ secret weapons. It starts with Venom’s lonely bassline punctuated by Cherrybomb’s steady drumming. Van Buren then sings with a yearning that becomes devastating whenever Venom joins in to provide honeyed harmonies on top of the bittersweet lyrics. 

    We know we should save ourselves and just walk away from troubled relationships. The Green Lady Killers’ Just Fine proves that sometimes they are worth all the heartache.



    Grade: B+

     

    The Green Lady Killers will be performing with Tucson’s The Mission Creeps at The Hut today. Tickets are $5. Show begins at 9:30 p.m.

     

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