Badillac by together PANGEA on Apple Music

12 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

One imagines three young testosterone-loaded guys banging around in their L.A. basement with ratty instruments, saying: “Let’s make music that spits fire, and let’s name ourselves something really wacky, just to show ‘em.” Okay, you showed us. Pangaea (the supercontinent from which modern-day continents were formed) alone would be a fine name, but … okay, whatever. Just remember to drop an “a” and capitalize that part, but not “together”: together PANGEA. Badillac, on the other hand, is a fine name for an album. The title track is killer song: a midtempo number that reeks of California sun and sweat, with a hint of surf twang and punk-dive grittiness. William Keegan’s snot-filled sneer manages to endear (it comes close to pining on tunes like “Offer” and “Why”), and his metal-meets-grunge-meets-punk guitar is both baleful and taunting. Here, together PANGEA not only fit perfectly with the booming L.A. scene; they feel like a glue, connecting Surfer Blood, No Age, and Fidlar all together. Humor, grungy-marinated West Coast garage chops, and brilliant melodic skill … who cares about the band name?

EDITORS’ NOTES

One imagines three young testosterone-loaded guys banging around in their L.A. basement with ratty instruments, saying: “Let’s make music that spits fire, and let’s name ourselves something really wacky, just to show ‘em.” Okay, you showed us. Pangaea (the supercontinent from which modern-day continents were formed) alone would be a fine name, but … okay, whatever. Just remember to drop an “a” and capitalize that part, but not “together”: together PANGEA. Badillac, on the other hand, is a fine name for an album. The title track is killer song: a midtempo number that reeks of California sun and sweat, with a hint of surf twang and punk-dive grittiness. William Keegan’s snot-filled sneer manages to endear (it comes close to pining on tunes like “Offer” and “Why”), and his metal-meets-grunge-meets-punk guitar is both baleful and taunting. Here, together PANGEA not only fit perfectly with the booming L.A. scene; they feel like a glue, connecting Surfer Blood, No Age, and Fidlar all together. Humor, grungy-marinated West Coast garage chops, and brilliant melodic skill … who cares about the band name?

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3:06
2:13
2:27
1:31
2:48
2:26
2:27
4:06
2:54
2:26
3:39
3:43

About together PANGEA

L.A.-based garage punk outfit Together PANGEA formed in 2008 around the home recordings of singer/guitarist William Keegan. After Keegan enlisted friends Danny Bengston (bass) and Erik Jimenez (drums) to flesh out his material, the trio soon began gigging around the CalArts campus area and involving themselves with the Southern California D.I.Y. scene. Their noisy, boozy shows earned them a loyal following and they began releasing a variety of indie cassettes, singles, and EPs, eventually issuing their full-length debut, Jelly Jam, in 2010. The group worked with a variety of small labels and in 2012 released its second LP, Living Dummy, on esteemed California indie Burger Records. Between their touring and the second album's strong reception, Together PANGEA entered the international radar, and attracted the attention of London's legendary Harvest Records, which signed the band in 2013. Their third album (and first for Harvest), Badillac, was released in early 2014. In October 2015, Together PANGEA returned to Burger Records to release the six-song EP The Phage. Produced by former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson, the EP also introduced new guitarist Roland Cosio. The group's next full-length album, 2017's Bulls and Roosters, was co-produced by Badillac's Andrew Schubert and marked their debut on the Warner-distributed Nettwerk label. ~ Timothy Monger

  • FORMED
    2008

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