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Album of the Day 8/23/13: Tetramer - Another Public Meltdown
Turn your FM radio on right now and flip yourself up and down the dial. Like the old lady from those old commercials imploring you to find the beef, I'm sitting here asking, "Where's the rock?" I'm not talking the same five Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Journey songs over and over again. (We here in CT, especially, have had enough of that thank you very much.) College radio gets it. They always have. But even with college radio you sometimes need to sift through countless hours of various forms of world music, jazz and classical (no offense to any of those fine genres) before you hear something electric guitar driven. The Metal world has been going through their own phenomenal rock revival for years now with dozens upon dozens of bands doing their best Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Blue Cheer impersonations. But outside of the occasional Queens of the Stone Age or Soundgarden reunion you're going to be hard-pressed to find really good, well written, well performed rock n' roll in the mainstream music world. So we are once again looking to the underground to show us the way and Hartford's Tetramer is throwing their hat in the rock ring with gusto.
August 23, 2013