Tony Molina Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
I just can't believe they are marketing this as an album. It's over by the time you've blown your nose but on the plus side the music is absolutely brilliant. Tony Molina writes perfect mini-jangle pop things that sound like a pint-sized Teenage Fanclub or the Byrds. Opener “Nothing I Can Say” is so good but I'd be happy if it was three times it's length. I suppose that's what the repeat button is for.
The unmasked, unfettered records like Confront The Truth are often the result of the artist coming to these forms of music from a much more extreme origin. In Tony Molina’s case he has played in many hardcore punk bands over the years, including Caged Animal and Ovens, and these upfront styles have transferred into his direct and delicate pop songs.
Constantly juggling hardcore and pop projects, veteran Bay Area musician Tony Molina has won over fans in both camps. Since 2002, Molina has played in several bands including Dystrophy, Ovens, Lifetime Problems, Caged Animal, Violent Change and his current solo work. Dissed and Dismissed was released earlier this year on San Francisco’s Melters label. The album struck a chord with savvy listeners. gathered some great reviews and rapidly sold-out of its initial pressing.