PRANK WAR: Don’t Blame It on the Rain: Cassette

Sep 19, 2013

You could call Prank War pop punk but that would be selling them a bit short, because quite a few influences can be heard here from the Breeders to The Muffs and, at times, a ‘50s rock sound, but that might be a bit of a reach. The lead singer has a sweet voice and most of the songs seem to be about relationships, be they friendships or lovers, and they frequently take on a self-effacing quality. I wouldn’t say Prank War are super solid, yet, but this tape shows them off to a good start. Right now, it’s the kind of music that would be perfect for baking or cleaning, but I don’t really feel the call to listen to it often.

 –Craven Rock ([email protected])