dirty impound digs the ‘heads
“It’s been 25 years since The Mommyheads emerged from the creative think tank of an NYU dorm room with a four-song 7-inch EP called Magumbo Meatpie produced by underground rock icon Wharton Tiers and flexing a sound that was once described as a combination of XTC, James Brown and Pussy Galore. A quarter century later, Adam Elk and his quirky quartet continue to make some of the most enjoyable, melodic indie rock that’s just beyond the perimeter of Pitchfork’s circle of hip with one of the strongest albums of their collective career. Vulnerable Boy(released July 17) is by far their most adventurous work yet, one that strips away the scrappy promise of their salad days to reveal a deft sense of musicianship and intuitive ear for pop melody that comes across like Todd Rundgren if he had recorded Runt with his prog rock band Utopia and was then later covered in its entirety by Elvis Costello and the Imposters. Here’s to another 25 years of power pop magic from this most underrated group. (RH)”
Read it here.