LP Review 'You've Worn Out Your Welcome' by Tummler and Solomon
separated by several decades and a few thousand miles, You've Worn Out Your Welcome by Tacoma, Washington's Tummler and
Solomon could serve as the soundtrack to The
Blair Witch Project. Lord Paul Lyon's vocals are light, atmospheric and
slathered in enough tasty reverb to make you feel as though you're deep in a
primeval forest covered in mist. And yet Tummler and Solomon still bring the
heavy. Austin Iverson drives the songs onward while bass guitarist and organist
Matt Abramson lays down the fuzzy bottom end. The record opens with a trademark
atmospheric and creepy vibe. "A Photograph of Lions" works up to a
fuzzy, doom riff before "The Politics of Dying" changes the tempo and
sonic texture of the album which is a subtle but effective change.
"Climbing up the Curtains" is the most upbeat track on the record,
providing a bit of hope for the future before Tummler and Solomon bring the
doom yet again on the final three cuts.
Solomon present a visceral experience in the mystic art of doom. You can feel
the heavy vibes and can almost imagine the band standing beneath ancient trees
while playing their downtuned guitars. Fans of heavy, moody music will love You've Worn Out Your Welcome.