SEXCoffee is no-frills, straight-up alt-rock (Mary’s Danish to your kid sister’s Paramore) known for their kickass live show, having paid dues the past six years playing out across Rhode Island and Massachusetts. But the “breakthrough” tag surely applies after hearing new tracks from their forthcoming EP The Morning After (CD release party at the Blackstone in September), the first studio release since The Drink You Paid For, their promising ’07 debut that included the garage rock gem “Last Night,” which sounds like a Sleater Kinney B-side from Call the Doctor. “Damascus,” the leadoff single on The Morning After, ably displays the band’s evolving sound with Sharlene DeNardo (bass), Paul Campbell (drums), and Rick Gallego (guitar) backing Ruth Charbonneau’s feisty vocals. SEXCoffee has gigs scheduled around the region through October; check the dates at myspace.com/SEXCoffee.
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