"Yes, I am a feminist, but that isn't why I started doing this," sings Deap Vally's guitarist Lindsey Troy on the track "Smile More," which is a good way to describe the duo's latest album, Femejism . There's certainly a message, and plenty of social commentary that is not to be taken lightly, but Femejism is also just a damn good rock album, with guitar riffs and vocal hooks up the wazoo. Sometimes sludgy, sometimes surfy, always rockin', producer Nick Zinner (of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs) gets the most out of the seemingly minimal set up of the band. "Little Baby Beauty Queen" features a sinister "Helter Skelter"-like guitar hook, while the vocals invoke glam rock at its nastiest. "Gonnawanna" seems to sum up the band's attitude with the lyric, "I'm gonna do what I wanna, I'm gonna do it 'cause I wanna."