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Video: Pentimento – My Solution Is In The Lake

PentimentoPentimento has premiered a music video from their latest full length.  The track is titled “My Solution Is In The Lake” and appears on the disc I, No Longer, which dropped this past October via their new home on Bad Timing Records.  

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Pentimento Perform For Little Elephant Sessions

PentimentoPentimento recently performed the song “Stuck Forever” from their latest record, I, No Longer, which dropped this past October via their new home on Bad Timing Records.

Watch the performance below.

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Pentimento

I, No Longer

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Pentimento return with their latest full length instalment, I, No Longer.  The Buffalo, New York four-piece has undergone a noticeable transition since their earliest years.  Their ongoing momentum has brought them from a place of slightly brash, more predictable songwriting to their current destination, which leans most heavily on channelling a smoother take on their 90’s influenced emo roots.  Favouring vocal cleanness over roughness, Pentimento are working at their most melodic, which is good news for fans of their previous EP, Inside The Sea.

While previous efforts struck listeners with their most intense melodies at the easiest moments, I, No Longer opens on one of the album’s most reserved notes.  Vocalist Jeramiah Pauly sings softly without a hint of grain in his angsty style, not unlike that of a more mature Light Years.  With long, drawn out vocal notes placed against tepid shore crashing sonic waves, “Small Talk For Strangers” finds balance between stringy guitar and full bodied riffs.  Culminating in a slow burning chorus of backing vocals, Pentimento bridges the track with follow up “My Solution Is In The Lake.”  There’s somewhat of a Tigers Jaw meets Tales Don’t Tell Themselves era Funeral For A Friend loosely lurking somewhere in Pauly’s polished performance.  In other words, they’ve since hung up their dash of hardcore in favour of pursuing bigger, song spanning harmonies.  

I, No Longer is a remarkably calm album for Pentimento.  Tracks like “Slow But Sure” and “Sink Or Swim” layer on vocals and guitars in melodic sequence, building up to reasonably catchy choruses that blend the altrock elements of Taking Back Sunday with the jangly structures characteristic of Hostage Calm and Transit.  The ease of play mirrors post-punk stalwarts Brand New during minimal, melancholy moments.  For instance “No Matter What” and “Getaway” hover around such a place although they never really reach the dark depths implicit in that comparison.  The band feels very confident in their delivery, although at times they feel as if they’re taking a safer route than with the debut that originally landed them on the map (which will come down to a matter of preference for listeners).

With I, No Longer Pentimento makes good on the promising change of direction first explored in Inside The Sea.  The foundation makes for a natural extension in calm but relatively complex melody that quietly emerges across the twelve accompanying tunes.  Pentimento initially exploded on the scene with quite the initial statement.  While much of that initial fire has since evolved into something more subtle, the resulting craftsmanship remains top notch.

Pentimento Full Album Stream

PentimentoPentimento has premiered a full stream of their upcoming record, I, No Longer, which is due out October 23, 2015 via their new home on Bad Timing Records.  The album comes but a couple of months after their 7″ single Stuck Forever, which dropped back in July.   Pre-order for the new album are available now via Bad Timing Records

Listen to the full album and check out upcoming tour dates below.

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Pentimento – Clever Reason

PentimentoPentimento has premiered a new song from their next full length.  The track is titled “Clever Reason” and will appear on the disc I, No Longer, which is due out October 23, 2015 via their new home on Bad Timing Records.  The album comes but a couple of months after their 7″ single Stuck Forever, which dropped back in July.   Pre-order for the new album are available now via Bad Timing Records

Listen to the song here courtesy AbsolutePunk.

Pentimento – My Solution Is In The Lake

PentimentoPentimento has premiered a new song from their next full length.  The track is titled “My Solution Is In The Lake” and will appear on the disc I, No Longer, which is due out October 23, 2015 via their new home on Bad Timing Records.  The album comes but a couple of months after their 7″ single Stuck Forever, which dropped back in July.   Pre-order for the new album are available now via Bad Timing Records

Listen to the song here courtesy AbsolutePunk.

Pentimento Announce New LP

PentimentoPentimento has announced details for their next full length.  The disc will be titled I, No Longer and is due out October 23, 2015 via their new home on Bad Timing Records.  The album comes but a couple of months after their 7″ single Stuck Forever, which dropped back in July.   Pre-order for the new album are available now via Bad Timing Records

Track listing is below.

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Video: The Weaks – ‘Kick It’

The WeaksPhiladelphia’s The Weaks have posted a video for Kick It, a track taken from their debut full length Bad Year, released back in April via Lame-O Records. The video tells the bizarre story of the band members being ousted and replaced by the lads from Modern Baseball and some guy eating a hot dog. Rather than trying to explain, it’s probably easier if you just go and check out the video for yourself!

The Weaks are also hitting the road alongside Reggie And The Full Effect and Pentimento, check out the video and the upcoming tour dates below.

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Pentimento – All The While

PentimentoPentimento has released the new song “All The While,” which will serve as the b-side of their new 7″ single Stuck Forever, due out July 10, 2015 via Bad Timing Records.   Pre-order for the 7″ are available now via Bad Timing Records

Listen to the song here courtesy AltPress.

Pentimento Announce New 7″

PentimentoPentimento has released details for a brand new two-song 7″ EP.  The 7″ will be titled Stuck Forever and will be released on Bad Timing Records on July 10, 2015. The release will serve as a precursor for Pentimento‘s forthcoming full-length, to be released by Bad Timing Records in the fall of 2015.

Pre-orders for the 7″ single will be available Wednesday, June 10th at 2 PM EST via the label’s webstore.

Pentimento Join Bad Timnig Records; Announce New 7″ And Full Length

PentimentoBad Timing Records has signed Buffalo, NY’s Pentimento. The band plans on releasing their sophomore full length this fall through the label.   In the mean time, the band will also relase a 7″ single in July which will feature a new song from the album and a B-side from their recording session with producer Paul Leavitt.  The album will make their first new music since 2013’s Inside The Sea EP.

Beginning next week, Pentimento will be serve as direct support for A Loss For Words’ final East Coast tour. Full dates can be seen below.

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Stripped Down Sessions: Pentimento

PentimentoPaper + Plastick Records‘ Pentimento are the latest band to take part in Punks In Vegas’ Stripped Down Sessions

The band stripped down three songs to their acoustic minimum and performed the tracks “Just Friends,” Any Minute Now” and “The Bridge” for the site.  The set was recorded downtown Las Vegas before their opening night slot with Reggie and the Full Effect at the Vegas Music Summit. 

The band is currently supporting the Inside The Sea EP.

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Pentimento Space Jam Acoustic Session

PentimentoPentimento recently stopped by Philadelphia for a quick performance for the Space Jam Sessions acoustic series.  The band performed an acoustic rendition of the song “It’s Okay,” which is taken from their album Inside The Sea, available now via Paper + Plastick Records.

Watch the minimalist performance below.

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Tours: Pentimeno / Have Mercy / Gates

PentimentoBuffalo, NY-based punk quartet Pentimento and Baltimore, MD-based indie rock act Have Mercy have announced that they will beheading on tour together this summer with support from Gates.  The tour is being sponsored by Zero Platoon.  Pentimento continues to support most recent release, the Inside The Sea EP, available now via Paper + Plastick Records.

Tour dates are available below.

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Video: Pentimento – Just Friends

PentimentoBuffalo punk act Pentimento has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Just Friends” from their latest EP, Inside The Sea which was released back in October 2013 via Paper + Plastick Records

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Tours: Reggie & The Full Effect / Dad’s / Pentimento

Reggie and the Full EffectIn support of their new album, No Country For Old MusiciansReggie & The Full Effect have announced a headlining tour with Dad’s and Pentimento.

Full dates are below and pre-sale tickets can be purchased here.

 No Country For Old Musicians was recorded at Black Lodge Recording studios in Eudora, Kansas; it was the last album recorded at the studio before it shut down. The album features guest vocals from the likes of Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday), Allison Weiss and Sean Ingram (Coalesce) while Ray Toro  (My Chemical Romance) joined to play guitar on two tracks.

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Reggie & The Full Effect / Pentimento / Dads

PentimentoPentimento has announced that they will be supporting Reggie & the Full Effect as they tour early next year along with Dads.  The tour will start in mid January and cut well into February.  Pentimento continue to support their recent EP, Inside The Sea, which was released last month via Paper + Plastick Records.

Full tour listings can be found below.

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Pentimento - Inside the Sea

Pentimento

Inside the Sea

Paper + Plastick Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Pentimento has wasted little time following up their self-titled debut. The tight timeline and steady touring has evidently served the band well. While this is just a short collection, there is plenty to love here. Channeling the best of 90s and early 00’s emo, they have created a passionate gathering of songs, filled with excessive amounts of hooks and harmonies. The vinyl editions of this release are a must own, the music is matched with absolutely beautiful packaging. It is always refreshing to hear a young band who can so successfully outdo their own superb debut, single handedly showing up the majority of bands currently in the scene.

Working with enough modern flair to fit into the current scene, Pentimento draws on a variety of influences to write songs that actually stand out from the crowd. Occasionally there are hints of pop punk in the mix, most noticeably during the whoa ohs of Any Minute Now… Other times far reaching arena rock of the 90s comes to mind, but in a way that emphasizes the good qualities and stops short of becoming corny.

Inside the Sea exudes a confidence that wasn’t yet present on their debut. While that was indeed a great album, they have expanded their sound this time around and show a subtle maturation. Growth is evident through the presence of passion that gives life to the songs. It is difficult to believe that Pentimento is a relatively new band. Instead of just being great songs to listen to, they have crafted great songs to sing along to, which is an important distinction. The irony of the introspective lyrics being tailor made for group sing alongs just adds to the likeability of the album. The emotion comes to a head in closing track It’s Okay, with the line “fast forward a couple months. I hate myself, I hate my friends… so fucking what?” and slowly chronicles the stages of post breakup heartache. The lyrics reflect the raw emotions of youth and the nostalgia that follows as one matures. 

There was a time when Taking Back Sunday took listeners by surprise with Tell All Your Friends, a passionate call and response plea to the world. Adam Lazzara has repeatedly denounced this album, but fans that fell in love with the band then still proudly hold this as their watermark. There is something equally engaging here, exposed emotions coupled with the raw music (in stark contrast to their polished debut) that elevates this release above the crowd. Pentimento have crafted four songs that fulfill the promise that TBS never managed to live up to; passionate emo laced rock music, with soaring melodies, minimal use of the scream/sing dynamic and heart felt lyrics.

 

Pentimento Full Album Stream

PentimentoBuffalo punk act Pentimento has premiered a full album stream of their new EP, Inside The Sea which is due out October 22, 2013 via Paper + Plastick Records

Listen to the full disc here courtesy PropertyOfZack.

Pentimento – Just Friends

PentimentoBuffalo punk act Pentimento has premiered a brand new song.  The track is titled “Just Friends” and is set to appear on their new EP, Inside The Sea which is due out October 22, 2013 via Paper + Plastick Records

Listen here courtesy AbsolutePunk.

Pentimento – Any Minute Now

PentimentoBuffalo punk act Pentimento has premiered a brand new song.  The track is titled “Any Minute Now” and is set to appear on their new EP, Inside The Sea which is due out October 22, 2013 via Paper + Plastick Records

Listen here courtesy AbsolutePunk.

Pentimento Announce New EP

PentimentoBuffalo punk act Pentimento has announced that they will be releasing a rand new EP.  The EP will be titled Inside The Sea and is due out October 22, 2013 via Paper + Plastick Records. The group offers a lengthy statement about the release:

“If I had to say something about the sound of the band at this point, or what people can expect from this EP – the only thing that comes to mind is that this music sounds urgent. It all happened seemingly at once, which is what makes this release different from the ones before it.  There wasn’t a riff we’ve been kicking around for months and then decided to make a song out of it. There wasn’t a bunch of words in a notebook that seemed to make sense to use for something. It just happened. The songs sound like they needed to come out. We did not spend months on top of months mulling the parts over. We did not lock ourselves in a room until we felt like we were finished. We did not take our time recording them. We decided it was time to do something, and then we did it. The product of all this is an EP representing a very particular and uncertain and most of all scary time period between the release of the full length, and where we’re at now as a band and as people.  It’s very exciting to have the chance to support this EP on tour with Real Friends, Mixtapes and Forever Came Calling this Fall because now that the pressure we put on ourselves to record these songs is off, the next step is turning attentions to the voice in the four of us that screams to share what we’ve been doing with as many people as possible.”

Track listing and album art can be found below.

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Tour: Real Friends / Pentimento / Mixtapes / Forever Came Calling

Real FriendsPop punk act Real Friends has announced that they will be touring with Pentimento, Mixtapes and Forever Came Calling. The tour is presented by in conjunction with PropertyOfZack.com and begins October 4 in Grand Rapids, MI and ends on November 9 in Freehold, NJ.  The band continues to support their Put Yourself Back Together EP.

Full dates can be found below.

 

Less Than Jake Release Free Tour Sampler (Ft. Hostage Calm, Pentimento)

Less Than JakeFlorida ska-punk legends Less Than Jake released a free three song tour sampler today featuring their upcoming tour mates, Hostage Calm and Pentimento.  The sampler features one song from each band to prepare fans for their week and a half East Coast tour starting on June 11th in Patchogue, NY. The free sampler can be downloaded here in Less Than Jake’s web store.

Additionally, the band is currently recording at The Moathouse in Gainesville, Fl., recording an LP of brand-new material that will be released via Fat Wreck Chords this fall.  Tour Dates can be found below.

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Streetlight Manifesto’s Acoustic Companion Album Cancelled Due To Victory Records Legal Action

Streetlight ManifestoThe Pentimento Music Company has made known that they have been forced by Victory Records’ legal team to pull the Toh Kay acoustic companion album of Streetlight Manifesto‘s brand new album, The Hand That Thieves, which was released yesterday by the band’s record label, Victory Records.  

The band has also stated that at present it is unable to fulfill any Streetlight Manifesto versions of the album from their record story due to Victory Records refusal to send them copies for sale.

 

Pentimento – The Rain

PentimentoBuffalo punk act Pentimento is streaming their final b-side from their self titled debut full length.  The track is titled “The Rain” and comes as the final media release before the physical vinyl and CD release of the album, set to be released by Paper + Plastick Records and Black Numbers Records respectively.

Give the song a listen below.

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Videos: Pentimento – Almost Atlantic

PentimentoNew York-based Pentimento has debuted a brand new music video.  The video features the track, “Almost Atlantic” from their self titled full length, which will see a physical release released on May 7, 2013 via Paper + Plastick / Black Numbers Records.

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Tours: No Trigger

No TriggerWorcester’s punk/hardcore band No Trigger has announce a handful of North American tour dates. The band is currently touring in support of their sophomore, full-length album, Tycoon, which is available now via No Sleep Records. Pick up a copy of their album Tycoon here.

Tours dates can be found below.

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Pentimento – It Happens To The Best Of Us

New York-based Pentimento has launched a song stream for a brand new b-side.  The song comes shortly after the band announce details of the physical release of their self titled full length, due out May 7, 2013 via Paper + Plastick / Black Numbers Records.

Give the song a listen here.

   

Pentimento To Release Self Titled in CD and Vinyl Formats

It seems that New York-based Pentimento has resolved legal issues with Panic Records once blocking the physical release of their self titled full length, released last year.  The album will see release in vinyl form on May 7, 2013 via Paper + Plastick with Black Numbers Records handling digital and CD versions.  The band comments:

“The flood of support we received following the announcement to give the record away for free in November was nothing short of moving to all four of us, and I couldn’t even begin to imagine a way to explain how grateful we are and always will be. We are ecstatic to be able to finally get the record out on physical formats, to see it finally come to life. Even now, I can’t be sure that I’m explaining myself in a way that will accurately represent what it means to a band like us to have the opportunity to be a part of punk rock, and to have so many incredible people surrounding us to reinforce exactly why we push ourselves to do what we do, despite the adversity.”

Read the full statement below.

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Tours: Modern Baseball

The band Modern Baseball (Philadelphia, PA) will be launching a tour in support of their newest release, entitled Sports.  The trek will feature acts such as Dikembe, Waxahatchee, Pity Sex, Pentimento, The Candy Hearts, and You Blew It! 

Tour dates are below.

Sports was released via Lame-O Records.  You may stream, download, or order a vinyl copy here.

 

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