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Tin Armor

Tin Armor: Tin Armor [7 inch]Tin Armor [7 inch] (2008)
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Comparisons to Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Smoking Popes' Josh Caterer were prominent in our review of Tin Armor's A Better Place Than I Have Been, and those similarities are certainly audible in their new self-titled 7". Tin Armor is, indeed, four songs of modestly played, semi-jangly pop-pu.
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Comparisons to Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Smoking Popes' Josh Caterer were prominent in our review of Tin Armor's A Better Place Than I Have Been, and those similarities are certainly audible in their new self-titled 7".

Tin Armor is, indeed, four songs of modestly played, semi-jangly pop-punk/indie rock, imagining Elvis Costello-via-Ted Leo melodies through a voice that bears stark resemblance to the aforementioned Caterer. There's a certain charm and sincerity to Tin Armor that's hard to pin down, but it tends to make up for the occasional blandness of the 7".

The best song here, hands down, is opener "Hold Me Back." When singer/guitarist Matt Umland hollers, "But you're acting dumb as dirt these days!," it's an impassioned cry that resonates well. The rest of the EP is solid enough, though; closer "Problems Formerly Pleasures" recalls a Smiths-esque grandeur and lushness.

Tin Armor is a decent little treat with a mix of influences that are curious and cool and somehow work.

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acris (June 6, 2009)

the sickest!

ifyoumakeit (May 12, 2008)

Great record and great people. I have tons of footage from when they were recently through with Annabel, including a pink couch recording and a new song.

http://www.ifyoumakeit.com/author/tin-armor/
http://www .ifyoumakeit.com/video/tin-armor/the-state-of-things/

chokingvictim (May 10, 2008)

haven't heard this yet, but their debut is awesome. too fucking catchy.

kidentropy (May 10, 2008)

I saw these guys with Ghost Town Trio last night. They put on a phenomenal live show.

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