New Orleans band Pears have quickly made a name for themselves, and this is a Fat Wreck rerelease of their 2014 debut. Pears play dirtied-up skatepunk that doesn’t so much blend melody and aggression as dole them out separately. Most of the songs on this twenty-two-minute album have hardcore verses and melodic choruses. They come off disjointed and a little slick, but have a ton of energy and conjure images of huge, nonstop circle pits at Riot Fest and Punk Rock Bowling.
–CT Terry (Fat, Chords, [email protected])