MV Recommends: Pet Symmetry

MV Recommends / News / June 15, 2013

In what will be a recurring feature, Modern Vinyl will be giving their stamp of approval to one selection of music each week, whether it be a vinyl pressing, new album stream or recently released track. Whatever direction we choose, the highlighted tunes will be highly recommended. Basically, it’s a nice way for us to showcase labels and artists we feel are doing it the right way.

This week, Modern Vinyl recommends Pet Symmetry’s Two Songs About Cars. Two Songs With Long Titles. Following our contributed review of the new 7″ from the Evan Weiss and members of Dowsing-comprised group, I finally decided to give the Pet Symmetry moniker a try. What I found was some of the most endearing pop-rock tunes around, anchored by inventive lyricism and upbeat tempos. The second track, titled “Please Don’t Tell My Father That I Used His 1996 Honda Accord to Destroy The Town of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania In 2002,” is particularly great, as the subtle inclusion of horn work gives the song a truly special feeling. And as much as I love Into It. Over It. and Their/They’re/There, Pet Symmetry is the Weiss-led project I’d most like to hear new tunes from.

The 7″ is currently in its second pressing and has been released through Asian Man Records and Storm Chasers Records. Both songs off the 7″ are streaming below. Please give them a shot.


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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.






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