TENEMENT: Napalm Dream: LP

Sep 23, 2011

Shit. This record is absolutely beautiful. It not only sounds completely realized, but it honestly sounds like they’re pushing themselves. It’s urgent, with established foregrounds and backgrounds. Even at its most desperate it’s still catchy. If you’re too tired to listen to music, this record is there. If you’re drinking with friends, this record is there. It also looks like they let a lot of people in on the recording, to which they benefited immensely. Who knew that feedback over piano was so moving? Female backing vocals? The best. Once again, the Midwest produces an earnest, melodic punk classic, but this time they end it with a hardcore rager. This record is important.

 –Daryl Gussin (Mandible)