Friday, February 19, 2016

JONNY MANAK & THE DEPRESSIVES
“Cold Pizza & Warm Beer”
(Reach Around/Self Destructo Records)




Jonny Manak & the Depressives’ newest full length “Cold Pizza & Warm Beer” is a beautiful, innovative arrangement of never-before strung together jazz/folk chords carefully plucked overtop low-key hand percussion, simple, earnest hush-spoken croonery and subtle, nuanced up-right bass fingering. I kid. I kid.

Take one look at the artwork, the band name, the record label, the album title…hell, even the first song’s called “Vegass” for fuck’s sake…you pretty much know what you’re in for and it’s a standard, snotty, punkrocking good time. If only they coulda dipped each cassette in sweat and/or stale PBR…

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- - Jacob An Kittenplan

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