There’s no easy way to categorize the New York band Blu Anxxiety. They come from the DIY punk underground, and they play shows with punk bands, but they aren’t exactly a punk band. Instead, Blu Anxxiety’s sound is a janky, disorienting, aggressive form of synthpop. At various points, Blu Anxxiety’s sound recalls early-’90s rave, lo-fi industrial, and the kind of dance music that they play in goth clubs. More than anything, Blu Anxxiety evoke electronic body music, the micro-genre of industrial-adjacent dance-pop made by groups like Front 242. They’re a weird band, and they know it.