Picking up where DMX Krew left off, Mount Sims' debut record paints a picture of the new wave renaissance with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Appearing to be a mildly fetish-oriented trio consisting of two girls and a pompous male lead singer, the band is actually the studio creation of sonic explorer Matt Sims. Does it work? The answer is a resounding yes; he manages to capture all the glorious excess and studio trickery of the genre's early-'80s heyday and inject soulful singing and hip-hop beats into the mix. Sims affects a voice that turns from an erotic groan to a falsetto croon in a heartbeat, but his straightforward delivery makes the moments of levity that much funnier.