I saw Portastatic and Tenement Halls Friday night in Winston at the Werehouse
. Both bands have new albums. Portastatic received some nice love
from Pitchfork today, but Tenement Halls got wrongly dissed last week by the same hifalutin yuks. It's only one person's opinion, equal in weight to mine but certainly much less visible. Anyway, I'm loving TH's new songs--vocal anguish of Dean Wareham, jangliness of the Byrds, pop sensibility of the Kinks. You can stream both bands
and make your choice before forking over cash.