KilljoyViolet Clark charges out from under the shadow of her legendary husband (and Grand Duchy band-mate), Black Francis/Frank Black (Pixies) with the release of her unabashedly defiant solo debutKilljoyon the couple"s label The Bureau Records.Violets solo debut album seethes with frustration. There is a perfectly good reason for that impression, and it"s that shes mad.Bad people and weird experiences can taint your world-view and make you cynical.When Violet began to realize that harnessing her pent-up anger was the key to more dynamic songwriting, she began to look at stuff that she"d previously worked hard to avoid. The album opens with ""A MOMENT OF SILENCE,"" an impromptu dorky white instrumental hip-hop track with dissonant, idiot-savant guitar and a stream of consciousness verbal assault on an emotionally crippled ex-boyfriend, making it into something au courant. The second track, ""PURE O,"" (the first single off the record) is Violet"s ode to her weird insatiable brain.Songs ""POP ROCKS"" and ""SHAKE AND BAKE"" are meaty, earthy vintage-sounding rockers propelled by some savagely naive guitar playing.""MR. SHIFTY,"" a re-examination of a childhood gut hunch, and the title track ""KILLJOY,"" were given a more haunting, ethereal treatment lent in part by a layered keyboard arrangement and darker subject matter.She really lets it all hang out on the sassy track ""POSITIONS"" and on ""BELIEVER,"" combining driving guitars and a bright synth element with raw, feisty vocals, into a hybrid variety of punk she likes to call ""quirk rock.""