TITLE: The Heart’s Tremolo
YEAR RELEASED: 1994
CHART ACTION: None
SINGLES: Be Like That
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: No
LINEUP: Jenny Toomey, Kristin Thomson, John Palmer, Andrew Webster
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: DC area band and record label owners second full length runs into a rut of same-same and bad production.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: I guess I DON’T have to follow the hipster crowd on some things. One of these is this Tsunami record.
Critics loved this band, but they must have seen them live, because on record they sound flat, have same-same songs, and have mixing and production issues. I can her fits and starts of songs that sound good, but when they get to the chorus it blurs together, at least in my ears.
Tsumani has a great DIY and independent legacy, and I don’t mean to belittle that. It’s just…I don’t get this record. It’s probably on me.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: After this, they took a hiatus as Andrew Webster finished his degree.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No.
GRADE C: It’s probably a cop-out review but I’ll exile this and see if my ears perk up for their final album.