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Tomorrows Tulips

Eternally Teenage

(Galaxia; US: 19 Jul 2011; UK: 26 Jun 2011)

Former Japanese Motors man Alex Knost teams with girlfriend Christina Keyes for this journey to the center of the garage. Distorted this and distorted that abound on Tomorrow Tulips’ Eternally Teenage. The drums hang on to the beat with a less tenacious grasp than ol’ Sloopy, and the whole thing is one big, lackadaisical affair. Fair enough. The pair even gets a few decent tunes out of this approach along the way, splitting vocals as they go, but how does this improve upon anything those Black Angels, those Raveonettes, or many of the bands signed to the In the Red imprint have already done? It doesn’t really. All the slack translates as lack, and that’s too bad.

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Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University and hosts Strange Currency six nights week for Wichita Public Radio. His writing has appeared in No Depression and The Crab Orchard Review as well as at websites such as Ytsejam.com and Amazon.com.


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