mtn-16 Landlines Log Out, Tune Up, Drop Dead LP
>> We caught Portland's Landlines for the first time opening up for the Woolen Men and Male Gaze in San Francisco. Blown away by their Kiwi influenced lo-fi power-pop, we had to press their Log Out, Tune Up, Drop Dead cassette to vinyl, even if it meant an extremely limited run.
"Where does rock n roll fit into the new world? As an enduring form of folk art continuously handed down to generations of suburban malcontents, a quietly burning flame of rebellion against conformity? Landlines aren't sure. Like the once more typical yeoman embraced a work system that countered capitalistic trends way back in feudal times, Landlines, in their intention of pre-cellular, pre-full on atomization of western society, have reinterpreted the basic premise of homegrown, guitar driven songcraft. Never pleased to let sleeping dogs lie, this group wields through unforgiving emotional discord, while maintaining an ethos of anti defeatist sentimentality. Dustin Scharlachs worn in vision of discontent and desire weave a fabric of rock while Jheremy Grigsby and Wiley Hickson co pilot the navigation of the polarity between existential anxiety and inebriated withdrawal and acceptance. Landlines are, at heart, an American band." - Gregory Campanile
"The most recent effort from Portland's Landlines is an album that keeps you on your toes. It's songs nod to different eras of garage rock, power pop, and post punk without ever holding too tightly to any of them. Each track brings to mind it's own set of unlikely comparisons- Lou Reed meets Superchunk, Elvis Costello meets Silkworm, Tom Petty meets the Clean. They're smart and playful, and beg to be listened to again and again." - Portland Mercury
Limited to 100 copies, black vinyl, fold-out zine cover