COME CLOSER: Pretty Garbage: LP

Jul 20, 2021

Solo record from J Wang of Dan Padilla and Tiltwheel. This is about what you’d expect from that, in the sense that if you’re a fan of those bands (especially Tiltwheel), you’re likely to find what you’re looking for here. A little more country than Hanalei but with a similar vibe, this record comes from some heavy shit which I learned reading the accompanying zine, a handwritten experience that includes not only the lyrics but a narrative description of some of the inspirations for these songs. It’s endearing and heartbreaking, which is what the record is too. –Theresa W. (Pirates Press)