PHOENIX FOUNDATION, THE: These Days: CD

First off, this record label is called Newest Industry, which is a Hüsker Dü song. The Newest Industry logo is a spoof of the Hüsker Dü logo. So who does the Phoenix Foundation sound like? Gee, I wonder. The songs aren’t as good or nearly as diverse, but the basic ingredients are there. The songs don’t sound tired or boring at all even though they all go at about the same tempo, but for the most part, they’re another band that is right on the edge of being great. I have the same problem with Gunmoll: some of their songs are spot on, but they never quite explode all over the place. Hopefully, this isn’t the last we’ll hear from this band. –Not Josh

 –guest (Newest Industry)