Appleton’s Tenement Are Students Of Structure On A Singular Musical Path

Rock Band Have Eclectic, Voracious Listening Habits, Big Record Collections


In 2015, the Appleton band Tenement released a 25-song, 80-minute album that, although anchored with a pop-punk backbone, mixed up punk with jazz explorations and caught wide critical acclaim from Rolling Stone to Pitchfork.

Led by singer and guitarist Amos Pitsch, the band recently stopped by the WPR studio to play songs and describe how unlikely influences, from Duke Ellington to Charles Ives, fit into creating the wall of sound rock songs they’re aiming for.

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