Taking a page from the well-worn Winger playbook, Jov Novosti has craftily named his band Novosti after himself, but unlike Kip & Co., Novosti makes subtle, penetrating music that's both beautiful and exhilarating. Novosti's new record, the revealing seven-song Love & Lashes
, falls somewhere in between an EP and a full-length, but despite its short duration, it doesn't lack for anything. With producer Drew Grow casting a rust-colored sheen over the recording, the songs are muddy and bloody, allowing themselves to be buffeted by the wind before fighting back with conviction. Novosti's record also includes a guest vocal by Luz Elena Mendoza of Y La Bamba at her spookiest—she'll perform with Novasti at tonight's release show, along with drummer Kurt Caywood and members of No Kind of Rider. NED LANNAMANN Also, read our guide to the Soul'd Out Music Festival.