Pezz - Warmth and Sincerity
BYO Records

This album is proof that Memphis, TN is home to more musical talent than
just Elvis.  This quartet from the aforementioned city has been around
since the mid ninties, and after a 2 year hiatus, they put out another
album jam packed with enough punk to make your feet tap and your head bob
up and down.  Pezz has a bit of Jawbreaker in them, especially in the
vocals.  They're not too distant, but they're not being put over the music.
If you really want to know exactly what he's saying, you have to read the
liner notes, which is no problem with me, since I'm sure that is more
accurate than my slowly deteriorating hearing.  The music is mostly
straightforward punk, there's no weird time/tempo changes or messed up key
changes.  I know some people will say that there's nothing special about
this band, that they're just another Jawbreaker clone, and that there's no
reason to hear them.  I heartily disagree.  It's been a long time since
I've heard a good, solid, no-fringes plain old PUNK album, with no special
gimmicks.  If you long for one CD to give you a half hour of freedom
through rock that you normally didn't have, Pezz is your answer.
...scott heisel...

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