Friday, June 20, 2014

P.E.Z. - Poser in My Bedroom 7"

P.E.Z. – Poser in My Bedroom 7”
K, 1996
Acquired: Love Garden Shotgun Room, Used, 2008
Price: $.25
Olympia duo P.E.Z. deliver a pleasant form of bedroom pop a la Built to Spill and any number of mid-90s bands from the Pacific Northwest who championed heartfelt indie pop with just the slightest bit of strangeness peppered in to really give the era a unique stamp. Modest Mouse is another obvious touchstone, which makes a ton of sense as band member (and producer) Steve Wold (AKA Seasick Steve) produced their debut LP This is a Long Drive For Someone With Nothing to Think About in addition to providing his own folksy contributions via slide guitar and mandolin. Fellow P.E.Z.zer Scott E. Schuster is apparently a ghost, seeing as his only listed contributions on Discogs are this 7” and P.E.Z.’s 1994 LP w.a.i.t.i.n.g. Though both tracks on this 7” tend to meander on a bit too long, they don’t overstay their welcome and both are wonderful, laid back jams.

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