TENEMENT / FRIENDLY FIRE : Split : 7”

Tenement’s single song doesn’t reflect the other material I’ve heard from them. It’s less bar rock guitar licks and economic Midwestern harmonies. Instead it sounds slowed down, thought-out, and great. The guitar licks are still there. But the neon signs are gone, and it’s too honest and genuine to even get upset about there being only one song on the side of the split. Friendly Fire lay down two tracks that spill the wine of emotive Dischord hardcore and Chicago punk. If you see these bands’ records, buy them.

 –Daryl Gussin (Forcefield)