Album Review: Condo Fucks
Facts about this album:
* Condo Fucks’ press releases bill them as a ‘legendary Connecticut trio’ long absent from the music scene, much to the bemusement of bloggers, as no one had ever heard of them.
* Many have speculated they might actually be an alter ego for Yo La Tengo.
Touted as the ‘legendary’ trio from Connecticut, there’s something amiss about Condo Fucks. Mostly because these mysterious sonic degenerates bear more than a striking visual resemblance to New Jersey outfit Yo La Tengo; only a YLT in need of anger management. A play on the latter’s lo-fi folk covers album ‘Fakebook’, Condo Fucks have taken on Small Faces (‘What’cha Gonna Do About It’), The Flamin’ Groovies (‘Dog Meat’) and The Kinks (‘This Is Where I Belong’) and, er, fucked about with them. And far from “murdering the classics”, as their MySpace declares they’re doing, YLT have exchanged their exquisite dreamy indie-pop for the visceral rock’n’roll spirit and ramshackle rockabilly of Condo Fucks. If only YLT got shitted up like this more often.