O PIONEERS!!! / SAW WHEEL: Split: CD

O Pioneers!!! sound a lot like Against Me! and it doesn’t bug me because it seems to be coming from an honest place. Seriously, it’s not a passing blush; from the shouted/sung vocals, to the disco/drill sergeant drumming, to the shimmering guitar. They could almost be unused demo tracks, pre Axl Rose and that instant familiarity gives the band a nice—albeit odd—comfort. Saw Wheel plot nicely in the Rumbleseat, This Bike Is A Pipebomb, Plan-It-X universe: down-home, subdued, but fiery-eyed, calloused-hand, and real easy to listen to while you tap your toes along to the beat.

 –todd (Team Science)