Perhaps one of emo’s most mysteriously popular bands, Pet Symmetry ties in the catchy hooks of Dowsing, the tight and punchy layers of Into It. Over It., and the bright, inspiring vocals of Their/ They’re/There. And it makes since, given they all share members. It’s been nearly two years since Two Songs About Cars. Two Songs With Long Titles., but the power-pop trio picks up right were they left off with their new album Pet Hounds, out May 18 on Asian Man Records and Big Scary Monsters.
Lead single “Give Thanks (Get Lost)” opens with dreary feedback, but leads quickly into a groovy, Hüsker Dü-esque head-bobbing jam. This song features everything you could need to blast on repeat on a warm, sunny day — powerful bass chords, bright, but chuggy guitar leads, a happy sing-along chorus, and enough “woah-oh-ohs” to keep you satisfied on your break from that Jimmy Eat World/Japandroids playlist. The song is perhaps one of the most enjoyable tracks out of the three I’ve heard from Pet Hounds so far, and it certainly leads me to believe that the album will be a must-have, as well.
They’ve only played a handful of shows during their three year existence, but that doesn’t stop them from being lovable. And who doesn’t want a Pet Symmetry Dog Bowl?