FINBERG, LARS

TINNITUS TONIGHT (MT. ST. RECORDS)

FINBERG, LARS - TINNITUS TONIGHT 152276
Format:
1 LP
Release:
01.07.2022
Label:
MT. ST. RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
152276
Barcode:
5055869549257
LP on orange on clear orange vinyl. Tinnitus Tonight is the latest & sneakiest full-measure serving from LARS FINBERG, world-class bon vivant and prolific Panic Rock artiste.

Why so sneaky? Here's the dirt: Finberg developed a nerve rash leading up his 2017 tootle, the TY SEGALL-assisted Moonlight Over Bakersfield.

Rather than blindly leap from the comfy zone, he tip-toed in secret to a friendly but far-flung (cough*Sacramento*cough) studio to capture a reserve of slanted tunes with a proven-effective team of buds.

Those comrades - the glorious LAUREN MARIE MIKUS on keys, frequent collaborator & forever-gent KAANAN TUPPER on drums and, at the controls and elsewhere, the indestructible CHRIS WOODHOUSE - all fostered a supportive framework that first allowed Finberg to "think" beyond THE INTELLIGENCE, gearing him up for a life in the spotlight (or moonlight, as it were).

So yes indeed: what appears to be an adventurous follow-up also doubles as a prequel. Keep accurate score or you're dusted.

The core of Tinnitus Tonight centers on an assemblage of Finberg's most golden riffs - trash-coustic but driftwood-smooth, naughty and infinite, all of 'em bangers and/or buggers.

Tunes sprout and move matador-like until an inevitable goring. The past-it grunt that kicks off "Burger Queen" prompts a mimed chef's kiss.

"My Prison" and "The Doors" are quintessential, truly distilled Finberg moments, compounding his trademark acerbic, out-for-blood wit with these absurdly cool, whip-crack guitars.

The massively impressive "Public Admirer" is unequivocally the loudest, most damaged blurt from this doggie in at least a decade.

In total, Tinnitus Tonight is a wonderful and welcome reminder that our guy is a very real rouser and a vital, unique purveyor of artful aggression, playful and powerful.

Finberg beams really fuckin' brightly under his own name, perhaps more so than with any group orchestration he happens to be braising with.

Do these higher personal stakes call for a dastardlier delivery? Maybe this permeating 2020 End Times feeling prohibits the normal corralling of the subconscious mind? Whatever the answers are, you will find them here.

"The gift Lars Finberg has to disfigure rock riffs into minor chord marvels should serve as a glowing example for those who feel the need to pick up a guitar and make some noise to share with the world.

Using the conventional tools of rock and roll flavored with a mix of garage punk, post punk, synth punk and mutant surf, Mr.

Finberg, with seemingly effortless cool, has crafted or contributed to countless albums with bands like The Intelligence, Puberty, Rubber Blanket, A Frames and more, all with a magnetic pull and genius lyrics that stand out from the indie rock heap and reveal an exceptionally creative mind that's actually done its homework." - Noise For Zeros //
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. LORD OF THE FILES
  • 1.2. SATANIC EXIT
  • 1.3. BEACH BASS
  • 1.4. THE DOORS
  • 1.5. PUBLIC ADMIRER
  • 1.6. MY PRISON
  • 1.7. BURGER QUEEN
  • 1.8. BOY DIVISION
  • 1.9. T.V/TRUE LOVE
  • 1.10. WILD PILGRIMS
  • 1.11. KITCHEN FLOOR