Monday, May 12, 2014

PUJOL Streams KLUDGE via The AV Club [Fresh Stream]

Posted By on Mon, May 12, 2014 at 4:22 PM

PUJOL’s forthcoming full-length, KLUDGE — his latest on Saddle Creek — drops next week, but you can stream the whole damn thing over at AV Club (or after the jump).

As you’ll hear from the first notes of album opener “Judas Booth,” the band sonically expands its sneering, Southern-accented punk and power-pop palette to include more keyboards, bigger guitars and a some good ol’ fashioned acoustic jangle.

As for the album’s theme, according to A.V. Club, it was inspired by a period “Daniel Pujol and company spent after hours in a suicide prevention center for teens situated in a strip mall in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.”

“I think a lot of the record’s about identity, and identity formation,” Pujol tells Cream Cap'n D. Patrick Rodgers in the upcoming issue of the Scene. “Who you think you are versus who you wanna be, versus who you know you are, versus what your reputation is, versus what you think your reputation is. Both within relationships, between you and you, between you and another person, between you and the world. And how you’re moving forward constantly.”

“I think a lot of the record’s about identity, and identity formation,” Pujol tells the Scene's D. Patrick Rodgers in the upcoming issue of the paper. “Who you think you are versus who you wanna be, versus who you know you are, versus what your reputation is, versus what you think your reputation is. Both within relationships, between you and you, between you and another person, between you and the world. And how you’re moving forward constantly.”

As for the album’s title, Pujol tells us the word "kludge" means “a sloppy, improvised solution. A Band-Aid on a Band-Aid on a Band-Aid on a Band-Aid, you know? … Much like making a record — or trying to exist — you end up having to roll with change and make sense of it. And making the record was so kludge.”

Soooo, check it out! PUJOL’s playing a record release show for KLUDGE on May 17 at The East Room. Natural Child, Denney and the Jets and Fox Fun open. Be there!

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