FUNERAL AND THE TWILIGHT, THE: Self-titled: CD-R

The Funeral and the Twilight is a newer group from Minneapolis. At first, they reminded me of a more rocking version of The Honor System (bunch of whiners) but, like a lot of the identifiable influences on this record, it wasn’t to last. It’s hard not to like a Tears For Fears rockabilly thing wrapped in punk furs, but when that swirls into some really shitty new wave refrain for the third song in a row, something’s wrong. Hopefully, there’s less willy-nilly tie-dyed inspiration and more chugalug in TF&TT’s future. –Andrew Flanagan

 –guest (myspace.com/thefuneralandthetwilight)