BEACH SLANG: MPLS: 7”

New single that sports a cover that has Hüsker Dü and The Replacements in stars on the front. But it is a bait and switch on the back since the song choices are solo selections from these bands’ front men. I do like Westerberg and Mould solo material so it is not a major hang-up to enjoying this one. But one more thing that rubbed me the wrong way. There are bands and there are solo artists. If you declare that you are a band then you shouldn’t list all the members except the front man as “additional.” Maybe try the James Alex Experience next time around. –Sean Koepenick (Bridge Nine, b9store.com)