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The Evil Tenors

Peach Fuzz

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

Peach Fuzz marks the start of an exciting new band.

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.


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Steven is a writer, musician, and filmmaker from Wisconsin who has spent his fair share of time in the entertainment trenches. He frequently contributes reviews and interviews to Playground Misnomer, which can be accessed here: http://www.playgroundmisnomer.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @unbusyinwi.


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