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Panic Is Perfect - 'Cellspace' (album stream) (premiere)

San Francisco's Panic Is Perfect are a pure pop band who pen super memorable hooks and create intricate layers of carefully composed music.

San Francisco's Panic Is Perfect are a pure pop band who pen super memorable hooks and create intricate layers of carefully composed music. Band member Mike Hoffman says, "We have a lot of multilayered arrangements in our songs, and almost everything we write features big hooks. Everything is catchy, but it’s also complex. The songs are approachable and memorable at the same time." That's the approach that leads to pop songs that last and stand the test of time. Panic Is Perfect is a pretty new group, with just a 2015 EP behind them, and so it's pretty remarkable that their sound is already so fully formed. The group's debut album, Cellspace, releases this Friday and look for big things from these guys as their songs are irresistible.

The band tells PopMatters that "at the beginning of this I don’t think any of us could have imagined it would have taken us as long as it has to get out our first album, but I also don’t think that any of us could have imagined the journey that we’ve all been on and how we’ve all changed because of it. This album is about when the world around you is not what you thought and things are messed up, distorted, and beautiful all at the same time... When you're searching for a joy bright enough to burn through the sorrow."

Panic Is Perfect's Cellspace releases February 5th via Strange Loop Records.

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