Sometimes I just want to kill my blogging platform or any blogging platform for what it’s worth. Yesterday evening I spent a decent chunk of time writing what I thought was a pretty good review of the new album from New York’s Bridge And Tunnel but now it is all gone thanks to a post that just didn’t save and the damn update that made my computer reboot. So what I am I going to give you instead? Well… it goes something like this.
First, let’s just tell you that the new Bridge And Tunnel album, East/West is out now on No Idea and features members of Latterman and Slingshot Dakota. That should get you started. The album itself is dense and melodic with shouted vocals in the front and off-key-yet-endearing female backing vocals sweeting things up a bit. Bridge And Tunnel isn’t glamorous and doesn’t rev up the engine (rather) the band dishes out chugging post-punk a la Small Brown Bike and balances that with the sometimes plinky and chiming emo-punk-core we all know and love so well. Nothing on East/West is really all that catchy and doesn’t just reach out and grab hold of you, but it isn’t really trying to. This is just genuine music played by genuine people. When it’s good, it’s really good, but by the end of the album’s 40 minutes, the wall-of-sound barrage just leaves my ears a little tired. Tired but rewarded though.
MP3 | Bridge And Tunnel – Wartime Souvenirs East/West
MP3 | Bridge And Tunnel – Call To The Controller’s Office East/West