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Tenement / Friendly Fire - Split [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Tenement / Friendly Fire

Tenement / Friendly Fire: Split [7 inch]Split [7 inch] (2009)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Tenement kick off this split with "The Best and Worst of Times," a sprightly pop-punk number that reminds me a little of the Measure [SA] when male-led and a little more mid-tempo, only with a crunchier Dinosaur Jr. feel. Layered vocals and a rugged delivery make for a cool opener. Friendly Fire .


Tenement kick off this split with "The Best and Worst of Times," a sprightly pop-punk number that reminds me a little of the Measure [SA] when male-led and a little more mid-tempo, only with a crunchier Dinosaur Jr. feel. Layered vocals and a rugged delivery make for a cool opener.

Friendly Fire have two songs and while they definitely have different vibes you can still tell they came from the same band. "Sinking Feelings" is a somewhat frantic, extremely Rites of Spring-esque drive, while "Homesick" exhibits a little more of the Jawbreaker influence you expect them to have -- only it's more circa Bivouac than Dear You (something like "Chesterfield King," I'm thinking).

Both bands are both similar and different enough to make this a sensible pairing and they come out about even in the process. A worthy introduction for both bands, I'd imagine.

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Tenement - The Best and Worst of Times
Friendly Fire - Sinking Feelings
Friendly Fire - Homesick

 

 
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traininvain56 (June 8, 2009)

yeah i fucked up. the drummer and one of the guitarists are now in hold tight!

OOPS.

Angiepants (June 7, 2009)

Tenement is the fucking shit.

ashgeorgerhic22 (June 7, 2009)

HM I wonder who you arE??!

chokingvictim (June 7, 2009)

hey i used to be in friendly fire

now i'm in hold tight too!

traininvain56 (June 6, 2009)

This is a really awesome split. both bands rule. unfortunately i heard that Friendly Fire broke up, but i know that one of the guitarists is in another pop punk band called Hold Tight! (myspace.com/holdtightva), they are pretty cool too.

Aymor (June 6, 2009)

awesome. Tenement rules

mattramone (June 5, 2009)

Saw Friendly Fire at a house show a while ago. They kicked ass.

mikexdude (June 5, 2009)

WaitingRoom has been trying to get me to listen to Tenement for a while. Good band.

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