Monday, February 24, 2014

The Weaks - The World Is A Terrible Place & I Hate Myself And Want To Die

01. Nightswimming At The Full Moon Party
02. Nietzsche's Harvest Song
03. Instantaneous Vertical Speed
04. To Thine Own Self Be True
05. How To Put An Audience To Sleep In Under Two Minutes
06. Dunce Pageant

"It's like the Beach Boys started listening to Pinkerton", was my initial reaction to Philadelphia's The Weaks. The EP, whose name is actually what attracted me to the band in the first place, starts off slow on, 'Nightswimming At The Full Moon Party' which opens with chugging power chords and a bummed out confession of, "I am separating from myself", droning over the fuzz. 'The World Is A Terrible Place...' quickly picks up after that, with the shoegazy pop punk anthem, 'Nietzsche's Harvest Song'. To be completely honest, it’s hard for me to pick a favorite song off of this album because every song is the type of song that makes you reminisce about warm summer evenings where you sit on the beach, get stoned, and skinny dip. The biggest problem I have with this release was that it was put out in February. I'm glad that it was released now, so I can sing along with all my car windows open once June comes around, but this EP would have been the perfect thing to come out on the last day of school. The Weaks have created a potentially perfect summer anthem of an EP, and it is bound to blow the minds of those who enjoy Pity Sex, Pinkerton, Joyce Manor-meets-Built To Spill style, fuzzed out pop-punk.

Reviewed by Leor.

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  1. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die ?

  2. Put a download link.