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Performer Magazine HOTmath review Christina Dore HOTmath sounds like the epitome and the perfect name for a math rock album, but the Wilmington group Pretend Surprise has a lot more to offer on this compact six-track EP. Sonic riffs, titillating percussion and confident vocals - the band has certainly released a rich, colorful and cleanly-produced introduction. The EP opens up with “Subvert the Patterns,” another hint at the math rock genre. The guitar work on this track is dynamite and cannot be ignored. Following is “Saturnalia” which is fun, danceable and the perhaps the most generic of all the tracks. However, as the EP transitions into “Charades,” the band projects simple lyrics, but still gets that poignancy across: “And on the nights we’re both lush/We chase our drinks with tears/And all that’s said before/Spills and stains on the carpet f loor.” Then comes the eight minute “The Product of a 24hr News Cycle,” an intriguing title in itself, which serves as an epic metaphor for current American culture, ending with “thesound of sirens.” The EP closes with two brilliant tracks, the manic “...a Chernobyl-like Situation” and “Quint(essentially),” a calmer, moody number that keeps you still and wanting more by the end of it. Hopefully, Pretend Surprise will soon go beyond this tease of an EP and release a full-length album of their talents and insight. BUTCHER IT out now! http://blooddrunkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/butcher-it
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Genres:
Random, Rock, Wet
Band Members:
twitter @pretendsurprise, Adam Matt Mitch Zac Bobby, pretendsurprise@hotmail.com, pretendsurprise.bandcamp.com, contact us
Hometown:
Wilmington, North Carolina

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About ¡pretend surprise!

Performer Magazine HOTmath review Christina Dore HOTmath sounds like the epitome and the perfect name for a math rock album, but the Wilmington group Pretend Surprise has a lot more to offer on this compact six-track EP. Sonic riffs, titillating percussion and confident vocals - the band has certainly released a rich, colorful and cleanly-produced introduction. The EP opens up with “Subvert the Patterns,” another hint at the math rock genre. The guitar work on this track is dynamite and cannot be ignored. Following is “Saturnalia” which is fun, danceable and the perhaps the most generic of all the tracks. However, as the EP transitions into “Charades,” the band projects simple lyrics, but still gets that poignancy across: “And on the nights we’re both lush/We chase our drinks with tears/And all that’s said before/Spills and stains on the carpet f loor.” Then comes the eight minute “The Product of a 24hr News Cycle,” an intriguing title in itself, which serves as an epic metaphor for current American culture, ending with “thesound of sirens.” The EP closes with two brilliant tracks, the manic “...a Chernobyl-like Situation” and “Quint(essentially),” a calmer, moody number that keeps you still and wanting more by the end of it. Hopefully, Pretend Surprise will soon go beyond this tease of an EP and release a full-length album of their talents and insight. BUTCHER IT out now! http://blooddrunkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/butcher-it
Show More
Genres:
Random, Rock, Wet
Band Members:
twitter @pretendsurprise, Adam Matt Mitch Zac Bobby, pretendsurprise@hotmail.com, pretendsurprise.bandcamp.com, contact us
Hometown:
Wilmington, North Carolina

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