Posted by Frank
|Tiny Magnets (photo: Annie Johnston)|
If you consider yourself a fan of classic alternative rock and count records from the likes of Pixies and The Jesus and Mary Chain among your most prized, chances are you'll find it hard to resist Chicago band Tiny Magnets and their debut EP, Daughters of the Frontier. In fact, you'll probably be sold before the lead-off track, "Olivia," is halfway over, and after the remaining five tracks you just might christen the quartet one of your newest favorite bands.
After taking a look at the band's past, it becomes less surprising that they make such a strong showing on their self-produced debut. Guitarist Kevin Henretta has been a member of the Chicago rock scene since the early 90s, playing in bands such as Plastics Hi-Fi, Dead Electric and Ten Hundred. Cremins spent many years playing with Hartford, CT act Confessors, in addition to local bands after moving to Chicago. Drummer Jake Montgomery has played with Dark Country, while Felus has diverse experience both playing and writing about music.
Daughters of the Frontier is simply top-notch rock and roll that's well worth checking out. It's very clear that these four musicians have something very special together, and I'm looking forward to hearing more.
Tiny Magnets are holding an EP release show on Friday, October 8 at Cole's (2338 N. Milwaukee) with Space Mandino and Chew Heart opening, and are also scheduled to play Martyrs on November 9. The EP is also available at Reckless Records, or directly from the band at firstname.lastname@example.org.