If an album has a song called “Lasers ’N Lesbians,” what’s not to love? That’s pretty much all that can be or needs to be said about Double Panther, the latest album to come out from Diego’s Umbrella, a gypsy-rock band from San Francisco.
The sound of Diego’s Umbrella varies wildly, but it’s usually somewhat cocaine-induced. The album and its creators are clearly enjoying themselves thoroughly: When you take the CD out of the case, the first thing you see are the band riding winged unicorns and waving various flaming weapons. The band make a point of not taking anything too seriously while maintaining an enjoyable intensity in their crazy music.