Author Topic: Pom Poko are back with more joyful noise-pop, kablammo!  (Read 132 times)

Pom Poko are back with more joyful noise-pop, kablammo!
« on: January 13, 2021, 12:25:56 PM »
Their first album "Birthday" was pretty well received on here when it came out in early 2019 (I think it was me who was initially singing their praises after a sponsored Instagram ad featuring the album cover grabbed my attention) during SIMPLER, HAPPIER TIMES and I was lucky to catch them live a couple of times during SOCIALER, GATHERINGER TIMES. I greatly enjoyed seeing their act tighten up from a scrappy childlike bounce at The Lexington into a more tightly-contained explosion when supporting Ezra Furman (what a gig that was!), the guitarist being a particular strong talent of wild screeching fills among their ultra-sweet pop cacophonies, and the drummer was getting nice and loose on the kit with undeniable influence from Deerhoof's Greg Saunier.

So now two years later, the sophomore record "Cheater" is due out on Friday and the two tracks released in the lead up have been fucking great! YEAH!

Bandcamp link with the song "Andrew" here

Music video for "Like a Lady" here

The above song has been getting rinsed out on the daily by Marc Riley (and with good reason, that bridge out of the chorus slams so hard!) but they're still a relatively underground band it seems. I guess this sort of music has never been mad popular but these kids are young and they look like they fucking love what they're doing so all the power to 'em!

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