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Predatory Headlights

by TENEMENT

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    Limited Edition double cassette of PREDATORY HEADLIGHTS including the record on tape 1, and all of the demos and outtakes for the record on tape 2. Cases are damaged slightly from storage and handling.

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"One of my favorite albums of 2015 is Predatory Headlights, a restlessly inventive double LP by the nonconformist DIY punk group Tenement. About half of Predatory Headlights is made up of heavy-riffing ragers with catchy, melodic choruses — precisely the sort of music that earns Tenement the “pop punk” tag, which the trio’s 27-year-old frontman, Amos Pitsch, despises. The other half of Headlights demonstrates why — it is far more exploratory, veering into haunting piano dirges, extended ambient interludes, and lo-fi junk-store pop tunes that teeter on the brink of sonic disintegration.(...) While it wasn’t conceived as a concept album with a narrative arc, Predatory Headlights does have an emotional throughline that evokes a struggle between beauty and noise, light and shade, and optimism and despair. The first batch of songs — “Side 1” in the parlance of vinyl lovers like Pitsch — barrels forward with the album’s most immediate and straight-forward hooks. After that, the music turns stranger and more inward. On Side 3, the floor finally drops out on the self-explanatory nine-and-a-half-minute instrumental “A Frightening Place for Normal People,” which resembles the industrial noise soundtrack from David Lynch’s Eraserhead. From there, the album rises from the ashes with the winning indie pop “Hive of Hives” and the Beatlesesque rocker “Afraid of the Unknown,” a happy ending that doesn’t completely shake off the earlier pangs of unresolved dread." - Steven Hyden; Grantland

"(And so) “Predatory Headlights,” Tenement’s first album in four years, expands his central talent — bright punk songs with counterintuitive lyric phrasing, jangling harmonies and effectively contrasting bridges — into other areas. Mr. Pitsch will write half of a song that could have been a modern-rock radio hit 20 years ago, then break through the three-minute barrier and move the ABA form toward C, D, and E sections, minimalism, drones and process music. About a third of the album uses a compositional palette of strings, out-of-tune pianos, household percussion instruments and outdoor recordings. None of it is haphazard; every song is a puzzle, an attempt to connect varied impulses, shaped with a beginning and an end." - Ben Ratliff; The New York Times

credits

released June 2, 2015

Tenement: Amos Pitsch, Jesse Ponkamo, Eric Mayer

With:
Arielle Smith - vocal
Zach Baehman - vocal, bells
Ryley Crowe - vocal, bells
Matt Stranger - vocal, bells
Paul Mirenda - vocal
Julia Blair - vocal, cello, viola, violin
Colin Wilde - bells
Alex Wilson - bells

Engineered by Justin Perkins, Amos Pitsch, Shane Olivo at The Midwest Sound; Rockford, IL / BFG; Appleton, WI / Bobby Peru Recording; Milwaukee, WI
Mixed by Justin Perkins and Amos Pitsch
Mastered by Justin Perkins at The Mystery Room; Milwaukee, WI
All music written and arranged by Amos Pitsch
Photography by Tenement and Matt Stranger
Artwork by Amos Pitsch

A Crutch Of Memory Production, 2015
www.crutchofmemory.com

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