Houseplant Records/Bakery Outlet
Chris and Matte from The Door-Keys join Will from Defiance Ohio to make up Bloomington, IN's garage-punk answer to Dinosaur Jr. With haunting melody and beautiful harmony, this three-piece play 1990's alternative rock with vibes of MeatPuppets or Teenage Fanclub. While Bloomington residents might catch The Coug chowing down at Chipotle, Landlord rings in a true era of midwest small-town romance with flawless songwriting, wide dynamic range, perfect pop-sense, and punk energy. Music lovers with a vast appreciation for all types of rock and roll will find much to rally behind here as the band channels the laid-back groove of Neil Young, the minor/major key shifting of The Zombies, J Mascis-esque guitar shredding, and builds on the blissful pop-punk cornerstone laid by their own The Door-Keys. "Lifers" was recorded to tape in one sleep-deprived session at Chattanooga, TN's Revolution Sound by Mike Pack (Future Virgins). Then, these workhorses handmade the album collage artwork, insert, and limited edition screened posters.