Brilliant Ideas from Amazing People is a concentrated tornado of a debut, like getting hit in the head with a powerful punch while drunk on high-octane moonshine. When guitarist Jordan West, drummer Metch Brasch and bassist Brad Kaufmann proclaim “The Dance Floor Is on Fire” you know they aren't talking about some soulless retro-disco, they want to hose you down with the same fiery six-string gasoline that fueled Kiss' “Strutter.” There doesn't seem to be one ounce of contrivance in this trio's bones, even when they blend in some maximum rock 'n' soul (Who-esque “Acid Pony”), some rump-ruffling beats (Beck-like “We're Gonna Win Some Money”) or brag they are the “sex symbol of your wet dreams” (“Weapon of Mass Seduction”).

Grade: A