Tanger Tanger

It's only fitting that the debut from this heavy-hitting Colorado trio should be produced by Steve Albini since Tanger is a pummelling reincarnation of two late-great Albini-related bands, Big Black and the Jesus Lizard. Two Jasons (Cope and Chinnock) play bass and guitar respectively and trade-off vocal duties while Jon Linn provides the solid back beat. Recorded in four days, this disc's 12 tracks ooze energy and attitude and Albini's trademark live-off-the-floor production sound is a sonic augmentation that only makes it more dangerous. (Owned and Operated)