Poop Yer Pants
Weasel Land Records
Genres: indie pop
Oct 16 - 22 2005
Give the lame name a chance and Poop Yer Pants'
debut album is actually quite a trip. Head songwriter and
performer Ken Adam creates dramatic, enjoyable folky pop songs
heavily influenced by the likes of Pavement and Sparklehorse. This disc is filled with simple folk ballads, intense rock
songs, and even a bit of electronic experimentation. The first
part of the album is consumed with the more pop/rock material; "Reins"
and the wonderfully intense "In The Dark" are clear-cut winners, each
brandishing winning choruses and really nice dynamics. The
Pavement-esque "Simple," meanwhile, could be the disc's "single."
On the folkier end, "Frisco Man" and "Chester and Johnny" are
immediate successes; these songs are a nice platform for Adam
to prove his varied talent as a songwriter. The more electronic
and unusual "Everglader" is a bit bland and self-indulgent, though
"Dry Ice" is a relatively entertaining listen. As a whole, this
disc marks the first chapter in Poop Yer Pants' promising
career. I like what I'm hearing.
10 tracks, 36.3 min, distributed by
the label, released 2005]