Photo by Alice Baxley
Catching a together PANGEA performance is rejuvenating; watching them at Total Trash’s Burger Boogaloo at Mosswood Park last year, it’s obvious that the band has complete control over any crowd as they lead them into an energetic frenzy that leaves many sweaty and rejoicing for more.
Luckily for the Bay Area, the Los Angeles-based trio is closing their winter tour at San Francisco’s Bottom of the Hill on March 5th.
together PANGEA’s recent LP Badillac on Harvest Records is possibly the best the band has released thus far. Chock-full of garage rock riffs and punk rock sentimentality, the album features a handful of previously-released demos that have now matured into full fledged recordings worthy of listening to on repeat.
Although Badillac is cleaner in its recording, the album remains gritty and forceful in its composition. Take the group’s single for the album, respectively titled “Badillac” – a classic garage rock song, it features a commanding lead acoustic-electric guitar that takes a song about a bad break up and transforms it into something to dance about.