Stream Perfect Pussy’s Distorted New Album ‘Say Yes to Love’

Stream Perfect Pussy’s Distorted New Album ‘Say Yes to Love’

Joe GransingerTuesday,11 March 2014

The Snap:

Perfect Pussy — the lo-fi punk band that receives more attention for their name than their music — have made their upcoming album, Say Yes to Love, available to stream via NPR. Continuing with the distorted and chaotic sound of their previously released singles — “Driver” and “Interference Fits” — the album contains 23 minutes of high energy punk rock that never lets up.

But, that doesn’t exactly mean it’s good.

‘Say Yes to Love’ will be released on March 18th, and can be pre-ordered on iTunes.

The Download:

I haven’t found a better way to recover from a long, shitty day of work than to rush home and immediately crank up an angry punk album — which is exactly what I did today with Say Yes to Love.

Even though I consider myself a big fan of punk, there’s still a few bands out there that really get on my nerves, and unfortunately, Perfect Pussy is one of them.

It’s hard to tell if they’re shooting for an extremely lo-fi sound on this album, or if they just don’t give two fucks about producing a record that sounds good.

But regardless of the reason, the end result is a noisy, messy album where the vocals seem to be running through an amplifier before ever reaching the microphone. And what’s more annoying is that the band clearly doesn’t understand how to control the feedback of their instruments, causing useless screeching in nearly every track.

I was actually kind of enjoying ‘Say Yes to Love’ during the first couple tracks, but by the time I reached the middle of the album, I was already sick of it. The overly distorted vocals lose their appeal after about five minutes, and eventually end up sounding like an unrehearsed live performance using a Wal-Mart microphone.

Sure, Perfect Pussy has an edgy name that attracts attention, but what really matters — the music — leaves a lot to be desired, especially from a group with so much potential.

Maybe if we’re lucky, the band’s next album will feature comprehensible vocals, and guitars that aren’t unleashing ear-piercing feedback every 10 seconds.

Listen to their best song, ‘Interference Fits’, below.

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