Screamin’ Cyn Cyn and The Pons sing funny, catchy songs over a relentless rhythm section, powerful guitar lines, and simple keytar riffs. It’s art-rock without pretension,
twee-core without sentimentality, punk rock without pants. Screamin’ Cyn Cyn and The Pons’ live show is littered with homemade props, hand-sewn costumes, and a confrontational mania that invariably elicits dancing, laughter, or at least slack-jawed bewilderment.
Formed in 2003, Screamin’ Cyn Cyn and The Pons have played extensively in the midwest and have embarked on five US tours. In July 2010, Crustacean Records released Damn, Girl, the follow-up to their 2007 album Screamin’ Target Heart Rate. Their sound is dance rock in the vein of the B-52’s mixed with DIY-hardcore sensibilities. With song topics ranging from sexually charged slumber parties to passive/aggressive cowboys to the biological clocks of Margarita-addled secretaries, Screamin’ Cyn Cyn and The Pons’ lyrics run the gamut from snotty and sarcastic to plaintive and desperate.