Rips FAUX DISCX 7/10 Brusque indie racket, in classic New York style, produced by Parquet Courts’ Austin Brown As you may have guessed from the name, Rips are not fans of elaboration or elucidation. This is wiry, laconic New York art-rock in very much the same vein as all those other wiry, laconic New York art-rock bands, from Television to The Strokes. Rips don’t write choruses so much as catchy put-downs (“Go get a hobby/Go get a career,” they snark on “Breaks”) and so it’s left to the group’s tentatively duelling guitars to provide the songs’ emotional tug. Rips are too smart to believe they’re peddling anything new, but they know their limitations and they know what works. Take it or leave it.