PEAR OF THE WEST: Self-titled: 7”EP

Feb 15, 2007

How is it that the Japanese have the same pieces to the puzzle that everyone else is given—instruments, brains, hearts, practice space—and yet they can come up with, time and again, music that’s more in focus, bouncier, and tighter? Pear Of The West are no exception; from Mami’s incredible voice, to the Buzzcocks meet the Parasites pop punk paradise of the playing. It’s the perfect realization of strong-voiced female vocals joyfully bubbling atop the best of the ‘90s, all compressed into superballs of songs that bounce all over the place and never get mushy.

 –todd (Snuffy Smiles)