Wednesday, October 16, 2013
2013 seems like it is one of those years where a lot of different scenes are emerging and styles are reconfiguring. Punk, hardcore, & emo are all experiencing revitalization with a host of labels, bands, and people changing what the overall scene looks like. Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Portland all have a plethora of bands that are taking bits and pieces and then mixing them into new takes on takes on classic genres. Look no further than Pity Sex for proof of these changes.
Pity Sex mix the honesty and passion of classic emo with the guitar feed back and vocal fidelity of classic Dinosaur Jr. Their latest album, Feast of Love, blends everything together then throws a wool blanket of self-loathing and desire on top of it. At times the record can be a lot to take in, but it is also incredibly catchy and listenable. I have found myself obsessed with "Keep" and "Wind Up", the first and second tracks of the record. They are the perfect one two punch to set the tone for what the rest of the album holds. Feast of Love is out now on Run For Cover Records.