The Ovulators' self-titled debut opens with the energetic “Circled in Flames,” driven by glam guitar and laced with triple harmonies. Most people will think of the Donnas, but the Breeders, the Pixies and the late '70s N.Y.C. music scene are more apparent influences. The Kim Deal comparison is most obvious during the head-shaker “Troubadour from Another Time” and alterna-ballad “Release.”
“Vampire” enlists goth elements. And the most heartfelt tune is “Drag Queen,” about aging and lost fame.
Join the Ovulators' lightly unusual trip. You could probably use some more glitter showered on you.