Winchester Mystery House
***Austin's HEX DISPENSERS are back with their sophomore album, and it pretty much picks up exactly where the previous LP ended. If you've been paying attention over the past few years, you know that the Hex Dispensers are masters in the art of spewing forth short bursts of haunted fury. D~M~R isn't exactly known for it's story tellers, but Winchester Mystery House offers a thematically torturous series of songs concentrating on the horrors of love, life, sailing, skin masks, and the end of it all. The good news is that there are twelve songs, so there is an opportunity to feel satiated. One of those songs being a Devo cover, and another being "My Love is a Bat" from a Euro tour single that most of us on this side of the water didn't get a chance to own. No European Export.