Kings Of Kerhonkson
Tinhorn Planet Music 
Fire Note Says: Looking for some solid indie rock - look no further than The Strungs!
I am not sure why our friends over at Tinhorn Planet waited so long to send us this later 2011 debut full length from The Strungs but all is forgiven after just one spin from this Replacements meets Jay Reatard record as it is a 32 minute fun rocking lo-fi experience. The group features a part-time member of The Gifted Children and hits you with a concise 18 tracks which always gets right to the point.
This quick attack is what makes The Strungs record so addictive as it has the recklessness of The Replacements while injecting a distinct guitar throughout its running that is right out of the Dinosaur Jr. playbook. You combine those two things with an average 2 minute track time and some Guided By Voices harmonics and you get plenty of lo-fi rock out jams that stick in your head.
Kings Of Kerhonkson is criminally under the radar along with other great Tinhorn Planet releases. I would fully recommend checking this record out even though it is now 6 months old. The Strungs will instantly grab indie listeners with their noisy uptempo rockers that put the guitar out front and then swing in the vocal hooks right behind the sound for a memorable finish. Kings Of Kerhonkson is one of those records that you pick up and it simply just won't leave your playlist making The Strungs a band to instantly seek out!
Key Tracks: "Wild Sympathy", "Everyone Wins A Prize", "You Have Been Selected", "Symbols"
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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony