TENEMENT: Napalm Dream: LP/CD

I saw this band in DC a while back. Amos also played drums with Chinese Telephones at the show, in addition to fronting Tenement on vocals and guitar. He does double duty on this record too. Jesse Ponkamo is his partner in crime here, supplying cobra-like bass runs and an attitude that propels the tunes along. “Running into Mirrors” and “Simple Things (Can Seem So Involved)” are my favorites on this record. Is “Earwig” their tribute to Pegboy? You be the judge. Think early Replacements mixed with Hüsker Dü circa Zen Arcade and we’re entering the same ballpark. Fantastic songs from Wisconsin’s favorite sons.

 –koepenick (Mandible / Hang Up)