PYPY: Pagan Day: CD/LP

May 20, 2014

CPC Gangbangs were a Montreal institution. As a matter of fact, the same goes for any other Roy “Choyce” Vuccino’s projects. Namely, Red Mass; who began to appear as if they were slowing down, given the extreme pace of releases they unleashed over the last number of years. Yet—coincidentally, while Red Mass are back at it on tour with King Khan & The Shrines—it all makes sense now, with the launch of PYPY. To top it off, the work that went into this album really shows. Vocal duties are shared, almost equally, with ex-Dutchess Says members, which makes Pagan Day even more dynamic. It’d be easy to compare them to Thee Oh Sees or The Stooges, but the latter makes much more sense. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for Choyce. Point being, anyone familiar with his work won’t be shocked by the outcome. It’s extremely well recorded. Not far from Red Mass’s self-titled album on Semprini. Yet, these tracks still have enough calculated grit to make it far from clean. A fine line that’s hard to achieve, and they’ve nailed it. One of the best releases of the year, thus far. 

 –Steve Adamyk (Slovenly,