Wild Honey Records/Rum Bar Records
The Peawees breathe new life into that vintage rock ‘n’ roll sound with their fifth full-length album, Moving Target.
It’s as if The Peawees built a time machine out of a classic car: travelling through each decade of music, picking up bits here and there.
There are swing-style drums, timeless leads, trebly rhythm guitar tones, and driving bass lines. Singer Herve Peroncini’s melodic yet slightly gruff vocals are full of catchy hooks. This recipe is complimented by bright keyboard riffs and old-school backing vocals.
The result is a surprisingly coherent sound. Moving Target is a love letter to ‘50s pop and ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll that also offers flavours of punk, surf, and blues.
Highlights include the insanely danceable “Stranger” and the subdued-yet-swingy track “Phil Spector.” The award for the most likely song to get stuck in your head goes to “Walking Through My Hell.”
Moving Target is for lovers of that classic sound who are looking for a modern revival – something familiar yet enchantingly fresh.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: THE PEAWEES – MOVING TARGET