The legendary voice of Jarboe, the former Swans singer, appears on the latest release from Black Needle Noise. “Vexation,” which was co-written by Jarboe and the equally legendary BNN man, John Fryer, is a darkly uplifting single that is destined to fill the college radio airwaves.
“Give the kiss and shake the fist,” she sings. Jarboe’s voice is rich and resonant, but you know you’re in trouble if you make eye contact. Put your selfie stick away. Fryer’s guitars grind like the loins of two lovers, and where the friction leads is beyond question.