MOVING TARGETS: Wires: CD

By all rights this should be terrible. Bands with much higher profiles have come back from the abyss in recent years to much fanfare, only to deliver less than stellar work. So yeah, the deck is definitely stacked against this being of note. No recordings in twenty-six years, the last release being 1993’s Take This Ride. This latest salvo is instead fuggin’ aces stem to stern. They burn through fourteen new tunes, throughout making it sound like falling neatly between the best eras of Hüsker Dü and Mission Of Burma is just sooooo goddamned effortless. This is a stunner, one with actual songs and musicianship to spare, and worthy of high praise and lots of turntable time. –Jimmy Alvarado (Boss Tuneage, bosstuneage.com)