by Brian Smith
He's a Human Eye, a 2010 Kresge Fellow and a never-say-"sellout" punk — his co-authorship of a Clone Defects ditty once used on TV to sell cars ("dude, that's $$$$") notwithstanding. In one way or another, Tim Vulgar (aka Lampinen) has appeared on our cover a few times over the years, and for good reason: He's an absolute Detroit original. He's also one of those oddballs who can concoct an avant garde sing-a-long that'll kickdown musical borders and other such compartmentalized ideas generally passed off as "creative."
A USPS snafu guaranteed that we'd not hear the album in its entirety by today but we can say, judging from what we have heard thus far, that the flack's words are spot on.
Follow this link to download "Pretty Stare" from the album.