Album Reviews

Vision
Pet Symmetry - Vision
7.5
 on
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:44
submitted by
Thomas

Formed by Into It. Over It’s Evan Weiss, Dowsing’s Erik Czaja and What Gives’ Marcus Nuccio, Pet Symmetry started as a way to goof off and have fun between friends. And while they are still doing that, it doesn’t feel right to dismiss them as nothing more than a fun diversion. Exhibit A: the band’s second album, “Vision”.

 

There’s a line in opening track “Everyone, If Anyone” that goes ‘you’ve got sarcasm spilling out’, which can just as well be said about the band itself. Even though they are the same time every bit as heartfelt and honest as in their other projects. Songs like “Stare Collection” and “Blue Bottle” come with melodies as bright as the matching Hawaiian shirts they sometimes don at their shows, but the band will just as well fire off a rager like “Eyesores” or the Pinback-like “You & Me & Mt. Hood” just for the heck of it.

 

Most of the time they come off as an overenthusiastic kid picking up an idea and running with it just long enough before coming across something else that piques his interest. It’s that spontaneity along with the band’s energy and knack for catchy hooks that makes “Vision” one helluva good time.

 

Track listing:

  1. Everyone, if Anyone
  2. Stare Collection
  3. Hall Monitor
  4. You & Me & Mt. Hood
  5. 50%
  6. LTCTLYB
  7. Blue Bottle
  8. St. John
  9. Eyesores
  10. Mostly Water
  11. Lint Roller