The Evil Tenors

Peach Fuzz

by Steven Spoerl

25 October 2012

 

Peach Fuzz marks the start of an exciting new band.

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The Evil Tenors

Peach Fuzz

(Pox World Empire)
US: 28 Aug 2012
UK: 28 Aug 2012

Peach Fuzz starts with a sparse guitar and drums figure that’s reminiscent of Explosions in the Sky on “Your Love Is Instrumental” before uncoiling into something far more unique. While there’s certainly a post-rock element present, the band doesn’t waste a lot of time introducing a classic punk element as well. When that first track ends, Peach Fuzz explodes into a power-pop burst while retaining the punk and post-rock elements that were so wonderfully introduced on “Your Love Is Instrumental”. The Evil Tenors continue to up the ante on the ensuing track, showing increasingly sharpened teeth. “Haunted House” and “Out of Reach” both return to quieter moments, providing Peach Fuzz with a nice balance. The whole thing goes out in a feedback-saturated blaze and begs to be repeated as soon as the last notes ring out. Whatever the Evil Tenors are selling, I’m buying. An incredibly strong debut.

Peach Fuzz

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