Thursday, June 21, 2007

Miltown - Miltown

Here, Jonah Jenkins (Only Living Witness, Milligram) joined future mega-producers Brian McTernan and Matt Squire on this, their first non-7" release. And what a promising release it would be, a great glimpse of a band whose life would be cut short by label bullshit and lame music politics. It's a bit like late OLW with the catchiness amped up, stitting comfortably alongside the rest of the bands that were a part of that 90s post-hardcore explosion. Worth it just to hear Jonah in fine form (dude nails The Cure cover, "Jumping Someone Else's Train"), but also worth it because it seriously rocks, as thick, crunchy guitars with a hint of groove make up a meaty backbone. How this band continues to get overlooked is beyond me. Ten years later, this lost Boston export still packs a punch.

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