Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Preorders now up for TENEMENT "Bruised Music Volume One" LP!

The upcoming Tenement Bruised Music Volume One LP is now available for preorder though both Grave Mistake and Toxic Pop!

You can preorder a copy in the Grave Mistake Records webstore HERE.

A.V. Club is now streaming a second track from collection, so head HERE to give the remastered "The Fire is Out" a listen

We pressed up a couple hundred on nice GREEN VINYL for mailorder, so grab one of those while you can!  The official release date for the LP is Tuesday March 10th, and preorders should begin shipping the week before. If all goes as planned, the band will also have copies with them on their upcoming tour with Priests and Vacation (tour dates are below).


"Tenement began in 2006 with a series of loose demo recordings and singles that married the genres of "Pop" and "Punk" without being explicitly "Pop Punk" and to many, represented the power and urgency of Hardcore without actually conforming to the genre itself.  These recordings have been compiled here on "Bruised Music Volume One," which covers Tenement's output on record between the years 2006 to 2009.  The influence of 80's punk is strong in the bulk of the material on Bruised Music, likening the feeling of the Descendents or The Replacements. However, this comparison might seem lazy when you keep in mind that the members of Tenement had long schooled themselves on everything from The Beatles to Big Star, Sun Ra, Coltrane, Black Flag, Husker Du; obscure hardcore punk to Brill Building pop music and all points in between.  The period of time represented in this collection is a period of growing pains that paved the way for them to become the band that they are today, and the band that they will be many years from now.  Bruised Music Volume One isn’t just for the super-fan looking for a peek into Tenement’s early years and the honing of their razor sharp song-craft, it also offers new listeners a great introduction to the band’s perfect blend of raw punk energy and undeniable pop hooks."

The first of two installments of singles collections from Wisconsin's Tenement, Bruised Music Volume One will feature the band's earliest material.  Compiling a total of ten tracks taken from the Tenement Sucks tape, Dead Broke and Dirt Cult Records mixtape compilations, split w/ Used Kids, split w/ Friendly Fire, False Teeth 7", and Icepick 7", all of the material has been remastered by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory for one cohesive and superb sounding anthology.

You can hear the remastered version of the song "Spaghetti Midwestern" streaming over at IMPOSE now alongside a quick interview about the release.

It is an honor for us to be able to get all of this early material back into print and in one place (including the first vinyl appearance for a handful of these songs), and we hope that this release will find its way into the ears of many more people who will enjoy and appreciate the formative years of a prolific, captivating, and truly inspiring band.

Upcoming Tour dates:

2/22 Milwaukee, WI @ Cocoon Room
2/23 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups *
2/24 Ithaca, NY @ Community School of Music and Arts *
2/25 Hoboken, NJ Stevens Institute of Technology *
2/26 Allston, MA @ Great Scott #
2/27 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
2/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (early and late shows) #
3/01 Washington DC @ The Dance Institute of Washington *
3/02 Durham, NC @ Pinhook *
3/03 Atlanta, GA @ 529 Bar *
3/04 Nashville, TN @ The East Room *
3/05 Cincinnati, OH @ Frankl Church *
3/21 Milwaukee, WI @ Cocoon Room
5/13 Hortonville, WI @ Standard Projects
6/05 Calgary, Alberta @ Garbage Daze III Festival

* w/ Priests, Vacation
# w/ Screaming Females, Priests, Vacation

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