Album Review

Tender Buttons – “S/T ” – [Pacific-Rock/Deathbomb Ac]

Max Level   7/29/2006   A Library, CD

A puzzling EP from this Kill Me Tomorrow side project, with a sort of post-apocalyptic, future shock feel. Track 1 is aggressive and full of whooshing electro beats, dirty distorto vocals, finger pointing, and accusations. Track 2 is a quiet, spooky cover of Van Halen’s “Jump”, containing what may be a nod to the “X-Files” theme music (?). Track 3 is a noisy Xiu Xiu remix of the first track that barely even sounds like the same song. And talk about puzzling: just when you think you have a handle on Track 3, it goes silent for a few seconds and then returns as a bedroom-sounding recording of a moody piano instrumental. WTF? It’s all very KFJC in other words. Not exactly easy listening, but certainly there are rewards for the adventurous listener.

you heard it 40 times on kfjc! most recently:
add comment
Your comment may be revised by KFJC editors.
Copyright © 2020 KFJC 89.7 FM
12345 S. El Monte Road Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Public Inspection File