Tenement - Taking Everything

Taking Everything 7"

[October 2011]

Appleton, WI's Tenement play some of the best poppy/melodic grunge/punk we've ever heard. We were first introduced to them through their EP on 608 Kisses Records, which was surely a solid effort, but it was their songs on the split 7"s with Used Kids and Friendly Fire that really got us hooked, along with their contribution to the Dead Broke Rekerds vol. 3 cassette compilation. We found ourselves instantly neglecting everything else on these releases to keep going back and playing the Tenement tracks over and over and over. After catching a live show in DC on their tour with Used Kids we fell in love and now we couldn't be more excited to be releasing this 7" single of two brand new songs which will be recorded at the same time as their upcoming LP on Mandible Records. You can hear elements of influence from bands like the Replacements, Mudhoney, Husker Du, and Tad, but the sound is all their own. Both the guitars and the vocals have that perfect balance of crunch and melody and the leads have just enough feedback to give them some grit. We can't get enough. Easily the best band we caught wind of in 2009.

Comes with a digital download code.

Pressing Info

1st press: 10 tests / 10 "blood in the water" red/black/clear transitionals, stamped & numbered / 100 on clear vinyl / 390 on black vinyl


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