TRENT FOX AND THE TENANTS: Mess Around EP: 7″

Surf-influenced pop punk, as if the Ventures mated with the Queers and this is the bastard offspring. Reminds me a lot of mid-’90s surf revival (Satan’s Pilgrims, Man…Or Astroman?, the Exotics, etc.), only with lots of vocals and a sloppier, seemingly drunken (read: fun!) sound. It’s not surprising that the Tenants are from Milwaukee; nobody does this sound better than the MiddleCoast between Shorewood and Cudahy. Really good stuff if you’re into this sort of thing.

 –Eric Carlson (Kind Turkey, myspace.com/tenantsmke)