The Rogers Sisters with I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness and Oakley Hall hi-dive, 7 S. Broadway, Denver Tuesday, May 30, 9 p.m. $8 in advance, $10 day of show; call 720/570-4500 for more info.
Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like you to please take a gander at the attached publicity photo. Please note how hard The Rogers Sisters rock, even sans instruments. Just imagine how much more awesome they are when an actual guitar, bass, drum kit and microphone are involved.
Made up of sisters Laura (drums) and Jennifer (guitar) Rogers, as well as bassist and non-sister Miyuki Furtado, The Rogers Sisters hail from Brooklyn, N.Y., where they also own a bar called Daddy's.
Their latest album, Invisible Deck, finds the trio more willing to explore instrumentation and different styles than on 2004's punky Three Fingers. The result is catchy and a lot darker, but no less fun. Using interchanging boy-girl vocals, and waffling between garage rock, post-new wave and psychedelica, tracks like "Never Learn to Cry" and the plodding guitar freakout "Your Littlest World" are fairly low-key, la Pretty Girls Make Graves. Toss in some mini-ragers like "The Clock" and you've got yourself a rather tasty treat.
Catch the trio tonight when they play with the so-emo-it's-hilarious I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, whose CD, Fear Is on Our Side, is rather lonely-sounding and beautiful, but still snicker-invoking.