TIN ARMOR: Strange and Estranging: 7”

This was a very pleasant surprise indeed. Parts (that dreadful word) Americana, slacker pop, ‘80s MPLS punk, Brit pop, and alt country, Tin Armor have got a pretty unique amalgam going here, but would also likely be right at home playing alongside, say, Cheap Girls, Ninja Gun and/or Ben Folds. After a few months of non-stop Lemonheads, Smudge, Buffalo Tom and 14 Songs, I’ll be spinning this one a few more times.

 –Dave William (One Percent Press)