With anticipation for Pentimento’s debut full-length escalating, the band is kicking off a new set of tour dates today supporting The Swellers’ Running Out Of Places To Go Tourwith Diamond Youth. The tour begins tonight in Columbia, SC, and ends just before the release of Pentimento on November 10 in Detroit.
As the first three songs suggest, Pentimento presents a dynamic sound on its self-titled LP. The band can get gruff-sounding with traces of Hot Water Music, especially when Jeremiah Pauly strains his vocals, but the group also has another face. The musicianship is leagues ahead of the bulk of today’s punk-rock community, with songs like “Circles” and “Almost Atlantic” showcasing thoughtful, developed melodies. Comparisons to punk-centric Brand New wouldn’t be uncalled for with lyrics that beg to be belted out, while Make Do and Mend is brought to mind as a similar peer.
November 13, 2012
Established in the Summer months of 2010, Buffalo, NY’s Pentimento have been engaged non-stop in the effort to make their mark on the canvas of concepts that has birthed their sound. With the release of their self-titled debut full length via Paper + Plastick Records, Pentimento strives to continue their embrace of sonic honesty, passion for their craft, and eagerness to grow. The very spirit of this band can be felt when listening to their songs, which is exactly what sets the precedence for the band and their music.
Pentimento sets themselves apart through their transparency and availability to their listeners. Their raw and genuine approach to punk rock captures the listener in a way that makes them a veritable part of the music, and just as important as the band or their songs could ever be in the first place. Without the shared experience, the substance does not exist.