Hope Anchor – Beautiful Corpses
I did a half review of this album last fall when I only had access to three songs. I don’t think I did it justice. Jams that have been rocking my world on this biscuit include the primal “Primal Mover,” which just makes me think of the band Magazine Meets Wire on amphetamines. Before it came out, guitarist Terry Linehan warned me this was their goth record, but I grew up on that shit in the ’80s. The creeping “Skeleton Waltz” takes me down some dark hallways of my past; Paul Everett acts like a tour guide, leading you through an extended doom. The guitars on “Xoxosos” jump out like the sunlight hitting you exiting a bar at 6am. The piano outré duet between Everett and Lolita Black’s Scarlett Delgado leaves a haunting touch. One of my favorite local bands, The Lincoln Tunnel, is opening this show. They are great despite the presence of my mortal enemy, Christian Caldarone.
with Fire for Cavemen, Detroit Rebellion, Jinn Vixx
71 Richmond St
Early show 7-10pm
with Eliot Bronson and John Faraone
The Lincoln Tunnel – Phone This One In
On their sophomore record, Phone This One In, The Lincoln Tunnel return with a digital box of left-of-the-dial toe tappers. Singer/Guitarist Christian Caldarone and the boys serve up a triple shot of the shake appeal stomp of “Bangkok,” the ’90s indie supersonic grind “Bedroom Eyes,” and the brooding “Kennedy Plaza” alone shows how the band can now expand its palette without sucking. Although I can’t help thinking when listening to the opening “Time’s Wasting,” yeah Caldarone, mine, the rest of the album grooves like the suburbs getting lit on a Friday night. They successfully nail meshing a hillbilly twang with a grunge chorus on “Interstate Interior,” and even their downer Christmas tune isn’t bad. I could have done without the closing “Start a Fire” where I don’t know if Caldarone is lyrically inspired by ’90s techno kings The Prodigy or trying to write another verse to the Billy Joel classic, but the rest of Phone This One In is pretty sweet.
75OL-273 Deadlands – Wonderland
$7.00 S&H Included
$7.00 S&H Included
Digital download coming soon
2. (I Will) Disappear
3. The One
4. Chinese Locks
5. Manic Progression
6. Dying Day
7. Shortway Down
8. I’m Giving Up
9. No Promises
with Less Than a Felony and Ghosts of industry
North Main St
with Watts, and Bendays
43 Broad St
Pump House Music Works
1464 Kingstown Rd
75OL-276 Creep Church – The Covers Record
Limited cd copies to be randomly inserted in orders.
- Riches and Wonders (The Mountain Goats)/The Leopard and the Lamb (Cat Power)
- Eventually (Geoff Farina)
- When I Die (GG Allin)/I Love You All (The Soronprfbs)
Recorded live at 75orLess Records, Warren RI, Nov & Dec 2017.