Somewhere between Vivian Girls' sagging eyelids and Sleater-Kinney's furrowed brow comes Golden Triangle. The Brooklyn art-punk combo specializes in Bangle jangle, shoegaze haze and a twinge of riot grrrl rancor, all wrapped up in an art-school aesthetic that will deflect some listeners and cause others to swear immediate allegiance.

Somewhere between Vivian Girls' sagging eyelids and Sleater-Kinney's furrowed brow comes Golden Triangle. The Brooklyn art-punk combo specializes in Bangle jangle, shoegaze haze and a twinge of riot grrrl rancor, all wrapped up in an art-school aesthetic that will deflect some listeners and cause others to swear immediate allegiance.

The multi-gender, multi-ethnic lineup seems tailor-made for the hype cycle. Thankfully, upcoming Hardly Art debut "Double Jointer" is nearly as substantial as it is stylish. For proof, look no further than smart, snappy selections "Jinx" and "Prize Fighter."