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Lefty Loosie - Pear of the West


Year Released: 2009
Format: CD
Label: Snuffy Smile - Repulsion
Reviewed by Dan Bennett on Dec 9, 2009
The first thing that came into my head when I first listened to this split is "Why have I never heard of Pear Of The West before?" because quite simply put, they are one of the best pop punk bands I've heard in a long time.

Sounding like a hybrid of Lemuria and The Unlovables (without the sickly sentiments), Pear Of The West power through 2 of the most sugar coated pop punk songs and 1 of the happiest little ditties you've yet to hear. Short and sweet is the only way to describe it. The key change towards the end of "The Songs Of My Tune" gets me every time.

Lefty Loosie on the other hand put forward 3 tracks of shouty, lo-fi, girl fronted indie rock, that whilst still brilliant just doesn't even compete with the Pear Of The West Side. Saying that though, things pick up at the final track "No Good" but unfortunately it comes a little too late.

Time to track down both band's back catalogue then!

The split was released by Repulsion Records in the US and Snuffy Smiles in Japan. Did I mention Pear Of The West are Japanese? No, well they are.

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