“We’ve been talking about doing a split together,” Prizzy frontman Mark Paulman says. “We mostly wanted to do it so we could name it PPPPPEP. We got a kick out of the name.”
Both bands deliver fresh material for the split. The Push-Pull song “687” opens with the signature drum intro from Weezer’s “Undone (The Sweater Song)” but quickly breaks into stoner-rock territory along the lines of Primus or CK. The stand out Prizzy track “Melt Meltdown” breaks away from the funk-infused pop-punk of their previous material. The song’s driving keys and brooding bass are reminiscent of the “boss battle” music for old NES games, which is not a bad thing at all.
“Our new stuff is a lot rougher, but still palatable,” Paulman says. “I think it sounds good though.”
Now on tour together to promote the EP, PP and PPP are swinging by the Melody Inn Saturday night. Joining them are local garage rockers We Are Hex and Michigan post-punkers Man At Arms (who also happen to be releasing an album of their own).