Monday, May 14, 2018

The Peawees - "Stranger"

I am super stoked on this new single from the legendary Peawees! After more than two decades in the game, this Italian foursome only gets better with age. Its most recent album Leave It Behind (2011) was by far its best to date, and a new one titled Moving Target is slated for release in September. Out on Wild Honey Records, "The Stranger" gives us a preview of the new LP. It's exactly what you'd expect from a world-class punk rock n' roll more! I'm really digging the piano and '60s girl group inspirations, and all in all this song is chock full of the things that make The Peawees so great. The killer songwriting, formidable musical chops, and top-notch vocals from Hervé are all there in abundance. What a tune! If this is an indication of what's coming on the new album, we're all gonna be floored! The B-side is a really cool cover of "Reach The Rock" by Paul Simonon's post-Clash unit Havana 3AM. It's a great rendition that really fits The Peawees's musical aesthetic.

With both The Peawees and Wild Honey Records, you can always count on quality. "Stranger" lives up to any expectations you'd have for this band and label. It's one of the year's best singles for sure. I can't wait for the new album!


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