Pardoner are about a month away from dropping their much-anticipated (over here anyways) album, Came Down Different, and with one final single, they’ve completely sold me with this performance. It opens up with these semi-post-punk riffs that feel like they were leftovers from that last Deeper LP (a good thing!). But, as the band kicks into gears, screeching chords try to escape, and things start to feel a little more harrowing with Max Freeland stalking through your speakers as things explode all around him, raining crashing sounds down upon the listener…you won’t mind. It’s this twisting twirling swirl of super dangerous rock n’ roll of the best sort, which should have you stoked on the album; it drops on May 14th via Bar None Records.
San Francisco’s Pardoner first bounced up on our listening rotation when they released Uncontrollable Salvation in 2017 via Father Daughter Records. But, they’re a few years and a few releases down the road, and today announce their signing with Bar None for their new LP, Came Down Different. They grabbed me with the clever tightrope walk with heavy shoegaze on one side and slacker pop on the other. Just imagine a band that grew up jamming to Pavement in their practice space, but only with a penchant to make enough noise to piss off all the neighbors. I dig it; the new album drops on May 14th.
It’s getting hotter than the devil’s ass crack down here in the ATX, which means that my listening catalogue and preferences are out the window. This new song from San Francisco’s Pardoner is right there with me though, as it’s a lo-fi, post punk track with just enough of a strange twist on it to set it apart from the masses. “Blue Hell” will appeal to your grunge taste, but the vocals sound as though they’re coming from another room, which puts a whole different spin on the track. Check it out below and then get stoked for the band’s debut full length, Uncontrollable Salvation, which will be out September 8 via the always killer Father/Daughter records.
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