Album Reviews

Brian Mietz Panzarotti Punk Rock Theory
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 13:01
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Last year, Cabana Wear released one of my favorite albums of the year with their self-titled debut. It was a perfect blend of all things 90ies alt rock and power pop with plenty of Weezer worship action. Now, frontman Brian Mietz is back with a solo album that shows Cabana Wear’s debut was no lucky shot.

‘Panzarotti’ - named after the Italian turnover filed with cheesy and saucy goodness - clocks in at a brisk 23 minutes with none of the ten songs wearing out their welcome. There’s something very home-y about songs like opener ‘Hollyweed’, ‘Princess Blackstar’ and ‘Pennies From Heaven’ that come at you chock-full of melody and charm. They all sound like there wasn’t a lot of time wasted between writing and recording, leaving zero room for overthinking stuff or little self-indulgences. Just solid songwriting and good times to be had.


Track listing:

  1. Hollyweed    
  2. Interactivity    
  3. Aijun    
  4. Princess Blackstar    
  5. Kallie    
  6. Pennies From Heaven    
  7. The High Rodeo    
  8. Glue    
  9. Speck In My Eye    
  10. One Day Out The Door


Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.