The eclectic Los Angeles quintet Pizza! recently disbanded, but not before completing We Come from the Swamp, a meticulously-orchestrated lo-fi pop album that will inspire listeners to wish that the band was still gracing the stages of LA’s DIY scene.
True to Pizza!’s reputation, the album is aesthetically diverse. Keyboard-heavy, New Wave-inspired tracks like “Buttersaw” and “No Way” demonstrate the band’s knack for mixing melodicism with subtly biting social commentary, whereas gems like “Big Mammoth Skull” and “Riding Through the Jungle” exhibit Pizza!’s penchant for packaging absurdist worlds into four-minute chunks of progressive psychedelia. Taken as a whole, We Come from the Swamp is unique, surprising, and expansive.
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