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Free Pizza - Berlin, DE

by Steve Ricciutti Rating:7 Release Date:2016-06-24

With a jangly, funky, nerdy, and spastic sound, Free Pizza certainly had me thinking of early REM, Devo, Talking Heads, Violent Femmes, and, well, you get the idea. On their second album “Berlin, DE” (their first was named after a city/state, too), this quirky trio cranks out seven songs in less than fifteen minutes in frantic and glorious fashion.

“The Fall” is my favorite; a downhill snowball of jangle-on-speed, thumping bass, and jack hammer drumming making for one hella awesome tune. It’s worth the price of admission alone. “Dancing” and “Sighing” have that classic high three string reverb sound of REM back when they were only heard on college radio, and “Patience” is a hilarious song about making soup and waiting for the water to boil. “Maybe if I didn’t care, maybe if I went upstairs this water would fucking boil.” Even writing it makes me laugh.

These are clever-funny numbers that indicate an enormous amount of potential yet to be tapped. For now, however, this mini-album is worth a listen. 

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