Pardoner’s Uncontrollable Salvation is now up for pre-order at Father/Daughter Records. The San Francisco-based band released a series of EPs prior, while this will be their debut LP. Courtesy of Father/Daughter:
The 45-minute LP pulls no punches, doubling down on the driving intensity of their earlier work and paying homage to heroes and contemporary experimenters alike (one could make a Sonic Youth and a Dinosaur Jr. comparison and both would be apt). However, there’ s a simultaneous disaffection and technical prowess that makes the music distinctly ‘ Pardoner’ , placing them at the curious intersection of slacker-rock and punk, a space where songs are as fun as they are angst-ridden. On standout tracks like “Blue Hell” and “Hey Rockstar” you get the charming combination of hooky guitar work and goofy, taunting one-liners. Lines like “I’m a good boy today, putting my toys away” and “my boss gave me a raise, money’s healthy for the brain” turn into strangely cathartic sing-alongs at shows. The band move together in pummeling lockstep, only pausing for the proper drum fill to signal their next movement. The albums uncompromising 7-½ minute closing track somehow manages to juxtapose violent guitar riffs with an expansive, rock opera outro before abruptly concluding.
The pressing is broken down into two variants, with 300 on black and 300 on blood red.
The album is being released on September 4th.
Carousel of Punishment
My Sorry Ass
Don’t Stop Believin’ In Me