Los Angeles rock quartet Together Pangea will bring their brand of punk rock to The Maintenance Shop in Ames on Oct. 11 during their North American tour in support of their new album, “Bulls and Roosters.”
Co-produced by Together Pangea and longtime collaborator Andrew Schubert, and mixed by Chris Coady (TV On The Radio, Beach House, The Black Lips), “Bulls and Roosters” was recorded to 2-inch tape at Golden Beat studios in Los Angeles and showcases a more matured sound than prior efforts.
With “Bulls and Roosters,” Together Pangea managed to hit a sweet spot between writing rock ‘n’ roll songs worthy of being hummed 20 years from now and maintaining the brash and ballsy bite fans know and love. Since they began jamming back in William’s Santa Clarita bedroom, Together Pangea have continually challenged themselves with each subsequent offering. “Jelly Jam” (2010) poured the gasoline,” Living Dummy”(2011) struck the match, and “Badillac”(2014) lit the fire with its revved up nineties rock-inspired flames. Along the way, fan favorites like “Sick Shit,” “Badillac,” and “Offer” would rack up millions of Spotify streams. “Snakedog” became a plot point in a bonkers episode of NCIS and “Sick Shit” soundtracked a trailer for HBO’s “Animals”, while the group received support from “Consequence of Sound,” “Pitchfork” and more. Following the 2015 release of “The Phage” EP, produced by The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, the boys independently embarked on the journey to what would become Bulls and Roosters. Now it represents their growth as a tried-and-true rock band with just the right amount of “brattiness,” as they like to say.
“It’s important to never make the same album twice… if there’s any concerted effort from us, that’s it. We wanted to try new things and experiment with making music that wasn’t so aggressive or fast,” said singer/guitarist William Keegan. “Rather than worrying about any expectations, we were like,’Fuck all that. Let’s be as honest as we can possibly be.’ Sure it’s growth, but there’s still a brattiness to it.”
October 22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst – Atrium