Alice Sweet Alice are mavericks in the Alt Rock music world, defying any easy pigeonhole. In fact, ASA invented one word to describe their unique- and ever-evolving sound: "Electropostpunkadelic". As one Kansas City reviewer described Alice Sweet Alice's music: "Take the turbulent undercurrent of Joy Division, add edgy guitar-synth crunch and hooks ala Garbage, drop in the haunting post-punk of Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees, a dash of Love and Rockets psychedelics, and polish the whole mix with angst-meets-curious inclinations inspired by The Cure's rhythmic urges. Something like that with a twist. Having lived through the Eighties as the soundtrack to college years, there's a definite sense of familiarity to this music. Are the ghosts of Echo & The Bunnymen, Psychedelic Furs, and other acts slipping across the decades to leave traces in the music of now? Perhaps, yet Alice Sweet Alice conjures a contemporary sound as well. There's melodic muscular rock balladry (read: Evanescence) on "It's My Time." The track "Legends of the Po" bears an apocalyptic weight (read: Nick Cave) as if the Western world has gone straight to hell."