• LANDLINE - Self Title LP
Unlike more famous long-distance collaborations, this isn't some sort of sappy sentimental project; these songs evoke an air of a couple that kinds of hates each other but they know they've got too much chemistry to quit making music together. Landline's self-described genre of "New Wave Punk Rock" is definitely appropriate, but it's clear these two don't really give a shit about genre boundaries. It's energetic, it's harsh, it's fuzzy, it's laid back, melodic, and clean. Hopefully these two can stick it out for a few more albums.