Monday, August 17, 2009

Boogie Boarder - Pizza Hero

While you can't always judge a book by its cover (unless you're dealing with shit like this) I have to admit, the album artwork/layout for Boogie Boarder's sophomore release is what initially piqued my interest. Unlike a lot of stuff I see floating around at the radio station, Pizza Hero came packaged in a bizarre coloring book/art zine that looked like it was penned by a demented child. And hey, with an album title like that, how can you go wrong? Thankfully the music here proved to be just as interesting as the CD case--if you could call it that. Boogie Boarder is a self-described Surf Rock band, but really this record plays out more like a low-fi garage rock slap in the face to bloated math rock groups. Fun music that is well composed and incredibly unique sounding: a surefire favorite for readers of this blog.

- Steve

Pizza Hero