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Tiny Masters of Today Skeletons

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When Brooklyn siblings Ivan and Ada (aged 15 and 12 respectively) were born, first-wave punk had been dead for more than a decade and the term was all but creatively bankrupt. Yet these kids, armed with little more than their instruments and GarageBand, have created a perfect punk album for 2009—one blissfully devoid of overproduced Disney pop and mind-numbing mall screamo. Skeletons is the duo’s second record, and its 26 minutes of punchy pop and sonic squall combine the freewheeling spirit of The Ramones with the crunchy electronics and sampling proclivity of Generation YouTube. “Two Dead Soldiers” sounds like a punked-up version of The Go! Team, while the title track is the best song Le Tigre never wrote.