• tenement The Blind Wink (LP, £16.95)

    label: Deranged

    The repress of Tenement’s second album, courtesy of Deranged Records. Their first album Napalm Dream was heavy on the high octane catchy punk, and definitely great but The Blink Wink is where the band found their confidence and compiled a very distinct and mixed sounding album’s worth of material. From the Replacements, the Decendents, and the Lemonheads, the influences are obvious and the delivery spot on. I am not sure how a band that is so deeply rooted in hardcore punk ends up creating such a diverse and strong album so early in their ‘career’ but Tenement have managed to comfortably move beyond the confines of the punk song and keep us captivated. “This record is a beautiful oddity” - Razorcake Magazine. Track Listing: 1. Viscous 2. Dreaming Out Loud #2 3. Medical Curiousity 4. Senile 5. Unreal 6. Lost Love Star Lust 7. The Pleasure We Get (in Scratching An Itch) 8. Cage That Keeps You In 9. Hey, Soozie 10. Hard to Say 11. (Messy Endings) In Middle America

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