No Sense EP
Fire Talk Records
If Scully’s No Sense EP were an episode of The X Files, it would probably go something like this:
Mulder is drugged by a mysterious band of long limbed, dolphin smooth creatures with gills for breathing, and dropped off in the desert. When he awakes it’s 5 years in the future and Dana Scully has taken over his role as head of the X Files division. Her new partner is a feisty surfer girl who hits the water in the early a.m. hours (very Point Break-like) before joining Scully as they head out for the day’s conspiracy-solving mission. She’s a cynical personality, which has turned Scully into more the Mulder-type believer in the partnership, but she’s also brought out Dana’s wilder side because the pair have taken to playing music together at night as a way to shake off the day’s crazy.
They play dreamy garage surf fuzz rock that unites the East Coast and West Coast sounds — like Sonic Youth meets La Luz. What the newly awoken Mulder quickly discovers, though, is that the feisty new partner is really one of the mystery creatures wearing a human skin suit and she’s leading Scully into a trap. Always one step ahead of Mulder, Scully has known this for weeks and is ready for it with a trap of her own.
I haven’t quite worked out the ending, but it involves a climactic scene in some dank nightclub where the audience are the aquatically challenged. The song “Shadow” is playing while the club fills with water.
That’s my fantasy, anyway. In actuality, Scully — the band, not the wicked hot red head genius — is a trio of Southern California girls who moved to NYC after their band The Splinters split up. They brought in a buddy from The Numerators to play drums, had some songs mastered by Oliver Ackermann (of A Place to Bury Strangers and Death By Audio fame), and the No Sense EP was given life. It’s perfectly paired with governmental coverups, alien invasions, and early morning surf sessions.