Saturday, July 30, 2011
Pentimento - Wrecked EP
I've heard some guy say recently that there's just too much good music out there, and he doesn't have the time to listen to all of it. And he sees this as a good thing and a bad thing. I guess I understand. My to do list for reviewing is quite long, and that can be overwhelming or whatever. And also what's going to make your band special when so many awesome bands are pumping shit out as of late? But seriously, as a listener, this should never be a problem. It's like the opposite of a problem. I'm quite stoked that I can listen to a bunch of different shit all week, all of it amazing, and then listen to an EP by a band I've never heard of...and it be fucking amazing. So that's where we are in the world right now. A lot of awesome music, and not a lot of awesome anything else. And that's where Pentimento comes in, as well. They're just another rad band that released a great EP titled Wrecked recently. And, amongst all the awesome shit released in 2011, this EP stands out.
Pentimento are kind of like what happens when anger is used to incite all remaining emotions in the human psyche. And then this is expressed by gritty, yelling vocals and some awesome punk music that has no dedication to any specific form. It's powerful, emotional, and everything you've always wanted. It's also all delivered to you in 30 minutes or less, sort of like pizza. And pizza is the best food ever made, so logic dictates that you receive the same sort of euphoria by eating, I mean listening to, Wrecked by Pentimento.
Also, it's all streaming over at Absolute Punk, which is kind of like the icing on the pizza. Or whatever. You can also buy the album from their label Panic Records. The songs on Wrecked will all do everything to avoid being scraped off the wall of your brain. Seriously, these songs stick like crazy glue and you'll find yourself singing along already on your second listen through. It's ridiculous. Pentimento are awesome. I mean, if you like awesome music, they're awesome.
Idle and the Bear.