Local Licks 

This week, we review Rennick, Spandex Tiger, and the Federalists.

Rennick, 611-07-0681. Rennick's sophomore record features gothic electro-pop done about as well as you're likely to find. That's good, because he's going for broke: the title is his Social Security number. "The most trusting ... act that any one person can ever do," reads a note in the inside sleeve, "is to provide full exposure to all without fear." (Rennick Music Group)

Spandex Tiger, Dumpster Love. Anyone expecting trash will get it. Late at night, looking for some pussy is the first line singer Rich Filthy growls. Really dumb, mostly fun rock is what you find in songs like "Tijuana Hand Job," "Hemorrhoid," and "Cock Vein," though you'd better be drunk in a dive bar to actually appreciate them. (Hunkerdown Productions)

The Federalists, The Federalists. Professional-quality album art suggests this East Bay rock group means business. Indeed, after spending all of 2007 on the record, the four members look forward to extensive touring. The kicker: their grasp on classic pop is strong enough to get them noticed here and everywhere else. (self-released)


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Latest in Local Licks

  • Local Licks

    This week we review French Cassettes, Big Tree, and North Home.
    • Sep 18, 2013
  • Local Licks

    This week, we review The Dodos, TaughtMe, and The Severely Departed.
    • Sep 11, 2013
  • Local Licks

    This week, we review Felsen, Al Lover, and The Family Crest.
    • Sep 4, 2013
  • More »

Author Archives

  • Recreation Calendar

    Our annual guide to Northern California's summer recreation season.
    • May 21, 2014
  • Green-Energy Storage: 'The Next Big Thing'

    For California to reach its ambitious climate-change goals, it must figure out how to deliver electricity when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing.
    • Sep 4, 2013
  • More»

Most Popular Stories

Special Reports

The Beer Issue 2020

The Decade in Review

The events and trends that shaped the Teens.

Best of the East Bay


© 2020 Telegraph Media    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation