Tom Vek: “A Chore”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Tom_Vek_A_Chore.mp3|titles=Tom Vek: “A Chore”]
Hajduch: Alt-pop singer/multi-instrumentalist Tom Vek released his under-the-radar debut, We Have Sound, in 2005. Since then, he’s remained very quiet. It turns out that he was holed up in a studio, preparing more of his rhythmically propulsive, sort-of-electronic, meticulously produced post-punk pop jams. Leisure Seizure recently arrived digitally (a physical release is forthcoming), and it’s very solid, if largely unsurprising. Banging drums and sing-along choruses have always been Vek’s MO, and they serve him well here.