Pawn Scum is a band from Pennsylvania. Apparently they are on hiatus since the singer/guitarist is on the west coast. The band released Sea and Sky which is essentially a live recording of their rehearsal in their basement.
The sound quality isn’t good or even close to studio quality but what do you expect from a rehearsal tape? I think the band however is pretty good. Too bad that the singer moved to the west coast because he has a really nice voice.
They open with “ Clothes on the Carpet” which is a slow moving rock song. Not bad overall but was I having a hard time getting past the sound quality. It begins to buckle whenever they rock out. The vocalist shines on “Of The Tides” as the band is rather subdued. There is a ’50s pop vibe here. I dug it. “Too Long” is another solid song with some noteworthy vocal harmonies.
The band continues to rock out moderately with slower paced songs. It’s not a bad thing. I was diggin the mellow vocal based songs. They close with “Cloud Cover” which is a seven-plus-minute song that is the most dynamic song out of the batch. A good closer if you ask me.
These rehearsal sessions didn't blow my mind but the band has some talent. Hopefully they get to record something a little more properly if their singer can stop living up in the sunshine and get his tail back to Pittsburgh. A city where dreams are born.
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